The Color of Conservancy in Age of Civil Rights (currently in development) is a multimedia exploration of stewardship in, of and by communities of color. The project is primarily concerned with how the management and maintenance regimes of conservancies reinforce and transform race, gender, class, sexuality and disability. The project focuses initially on "friends groups" and land trusts operating throughout Greater Philadelphia present-day and in the recent past (since the 1950s). It is based on critical race theories of environmental protection and the preservation of built environments, and it employs critical cartography and cultural geography of vacant property. Most importantly, however, the project relies on individuals and institutions with oral, visual and written records of stewardship, including the portfolios of professional preservationists, contributions to the Philadelphia History Truck and the Urban Archives of Temple University.