by Christine Henry
Dear VAF members,
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Vernacular Architecture Newsletter (VAN). This quarterly issue is dedicated to field schools, with a number of field school announcements as well as several alumni from field schools reflecting on their experiences. You will also find information on how to use a really powerful feature of our new website, the member forums. It is a place to put in timely announcements, start discussions, or look for roommates at a conference. So take a look and sign up to stay in touch.
Also in response to some readers suggestions, I have made some improvements to the format of the newsletter this quarter, which hopefully make it easier to read. You can browse titles and click on individual stories in this e-mail as before, or you can click on this link and scroll through the entire newsletter from top to bottom.
Our conference in Chicago is just around the corner June 3-7 and selling out fast. Don't forget to check out the dynamic conference website for our VAF conference in Chicago http://www.vafchicago.org/. Hope to see you there!
As always, I would like to invite any member to submit an article, news, or resource that you would like to share. Please feel free to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org The newsletter is a great way to share your ongoing research or resources you have found useful in your practice.
Thanks so much, and happy reading!