Our new contributor studies Material Culture, or what the objects in our lives say about us.
Gianofer Fields is Lake Effect's newest contributor and a student of Material Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A freelance producer for NPR and the BBC, she also curates the blog and virtual cafe, It's a Material World.
You can hear more about the burgeoning do-it-yourself movement, and how the UW program and the Chipstone Foundation located in Fox Point have made Wisconsin a destination for material culture studies as supplemental audio below.
We also hear Fields' feature on material culture through the lens of two people for whom collecting - and selling - objects is their way of life.