106th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, The Ethical Imperative

The P.I.G. (Philmont Icarian Guild)

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Julia Sedlock & Mark Rowntree

Like many small towns in post-industrial America, Philmont, NY is a collection of subsidized housing, empty storefronts and residents dependent on welfare benefits, burdened by drug addiction and rapt in nostalgic longing to be great again. And like similar towns, the flip side of Philmont’s darkness bares a hidden magic — underground sluices, secret passages, a labyrinth, ruins, a waterfall, a manmade lake with a vortex, bald eagles, and snapping turtles – in a network of abandoned industrial infrastructure and an ecosystem of creatures that have claimed it as their own.

Volume Editors
Amir Ameri & Rebecca O'Neal Dagg