Each spring rangers lead the Walks & Talks series of tours of Olmsted-designed landscapes in the nearby Boston metropolitan area. See photos from a 2011 walk around Jamaica Pond and a 2010 walk along the length of the the length of the Emerald Necklace.
Frederick Law Olmsted was a man of many interests and occupations. Some more successful than others. Choose one of these occupations and make an object that you think Olmsted would have wanted to have with him during the practice of the chosen occupation.
Leisure activities in public spaces have changed during the past century. Identify a period of time in America’s past, staring with the 1850s, and create an object that reflects a form of leisure that would have been popular during that time period.
The demands of public spaces in our society have been fraught with turmoil since our country’s founding. Use of public spaces does not always conform to the expectations of society nor its laws. Pick a time period and explore this issue through an object.