Living in New Haven for the past three and a half years, I’ve come to be fascinated with the various landscapes to be found here. Most of my interest in New Haven comes from the fact that I’m originally from a rural town in Massachusetts where most areas of the town are indistinguishable from each other. During my undergrad I lived in another city full of conflicting landscapes; Hartford, CT, a city that is mostly comprised of urban decay, giant corporations and pleasant upscale neighborhoods. During my time in Connecticut I’ve become much more aware of politics and economy and the direct impact of these greater forces upon my surroundings. I feel that the landscapes of both Hartford and New Haven reflect the vast disparity between the rich and the poor that affects Connecticut as well as the nation. Several environmental factors as well as infrastructural decisions have broken up New Haven, creating boundaries between neighborhoods and thus social classes. Through a series of video pieces I hope to explore the idea that economical climates reflect upon the landscape within them.