Perspectives on Mountain Top Removal: Origins, Techniques, and Impacts
"ENVS 331: Perspectives on Mountain Top Removal: Origins, Techniques, and Impacts" was co-taught at Wesleyan University by faculty member William Johnston and Creative Campus Fellow Eiko Otake in the spring semester of 2013. This multi-disciplinary course examined mountaintop removal mining using several approaches, including an embodiment movement lab with Otake, a choreographer and dance. Johnston and Otake have co-taught a total of three classes at Wesleyan, including the History of the Atomic Bomb.
This course was part of the Creative Campus Initiative at Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and was created in conjunction with the think tank at the College of the Environment. It was supported in part by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.