Cisco Trash Map

Surrounded by oil rigs, abandoned uranium mines, and adventure tourists, Eileen Muza is building an artist’s homestead in the Utah ghost town made famous by the movie Thelma and Louise. When an old friend comes to visit, they sift through the rubble, piece together lost histories, and bump up against the limits of the garbage gaze.

On railroads, oil rigs, uranium mines, 7-11 pizzas, Thelma and Louise, ruination, salvage, and the limits of the garbage gaze.




  • Despina Stratigakos
  • Alan Thomas
  • Aaron Rothman
  • Keith Eggener

Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a columnist for Places. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press and a photographer specializing in urban landscape.

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Aaron Rothman

Aaron Rothman is a columnist for Places. A monograph of his artwork, Signal Noise, is forthcoming from Radius Books.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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