The HRC has granted Dr. Ballestero (Anthropology) and Dr. Turan (Architecture) seed funding for a collaborative project on "Objectification: the re-appropriation of a concept." The funds will be used to develop a shared theoretical foundation for each of the researcher's individual research projects. The first project is an architectural investigation of geography as an aesthetic object (Turan). The second, is an anthropological investigation of the subterranean as a political and scientific object (Ballestero). HRC's funding will support a studio-workshop in Spring 2016.