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Old film cameras and books line Prof. John R. Stilgoe's office shelves in Sever Hall.
Professor John R. Stilgoe wants his students to notice—to be able to process and interpret visual information by opening themselves up to the subject. What it comes down to is looking.
Keith H. Bender '15 believes that Stilgoe is one of the most caring people on campus. "He's been known to say, 'If there's anything I can do to increase your happiness, please let me know.' And you would be surprised about the number of students who take him up on that," says Bender.
"He has a great history of teaching this course, and he's able to tap into those experiences," says Li E.K. Murphy ’15, a student of Stilgoe's who works as a barista at Cafe Gato Rojo.
In total, Stilgoe has around 150,000 slides in his collection, which he projects during his lectures.
"He's got the eye of an interior designer. It's not just this random collection of things that he's thoughtlessly hoarded. Everything is there for a reason," said Sam H. Rashba '14-'15 on Stilgoe's office.
Professor John R. Stilgoe, the Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape.
Stilgoe poses in his office on the top floor of Sever Hall. Students frequently drop by for office hours.
Decorations line the walls of VES Professor John R. Stilgoe that reflect his scholarly travels.