The Campbell Ave Project
The Campbell Ave Project was a month long study of one of Roanoke's most important neighborhoods, the site of its salt licks and rail yards. These two features are the main components of Roanoke's history. The people who lived here prior to the arrival of Europeans hunted game at the salt licks and without the rail yards there would be no Roanoke. It's kind of a perfect place for a study, there's enough old history and current oddities to keep a study going, even if just for a month. Studies like this are wonderful because they generate knowledge, create a sense of place, get people outside, there are always chance encounters, you can allow yourself to discover new space - the list of benefits is lengthly.