Sarah Hastings is one of five Digital Humanities undergraduate fellows from the 2013-2014 academic year. At the time of her year-long fellowship project, Sarah was a junior at Mount Holyoke College double-majoring in Architectural Studies and Environmental Studies.

 
 
 

Below: Digital models of “The RhizHome.”

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The RhizHome

 

Sarah Hastings’ 5CollDH fellowship project involves building a “tiny house” with local, sustainably sourced materials and digitally mapping out the processes of designing, building, and inhabiting the modular home. The project was inspired by Hastings’ interests in architecture, sustainability, and mapping, as well as her involvement in tiny house communities online. In its final form, the RhizHome project will map where materials came from, the paths they traveled, and the carbon footprint generated, as well as where the house itself travels while Sarah inhabits it.

Visit the RhizHome’s official page on Facebook.