Spotlight | Tom Schilling
HASTS graduate student
HASTS doctoral student Tom Schilling is conducting an anthropological study of geology, forestry and First Nations-led mapping and modeling in rural British Columbia.
Through his research, Schilling has come to recognize that the maps and models created by the geologists, forestry scientists and First Nations are more than just representations of the land: They are visions for its future.
“In one way or another, all these groups are trying to put their mark on the land and the future of the land,” Schilling says. “So it’s not just what’s happening right now, but it’s saying, this is what we want the land to look like a few decades from now."
Photocredit: Allegra Boverman