Jim Morrow received a $5,000 BIAAS grant for the project “Designing the American Salzburg: Habsburg Austrian Culture in Colorado Mountain Communities,” which will examine how Habsburg Austrians who settled in Colorado used architecture and design to create a sense of togetherness.
The proposed research has two objectives. The first will document how Habsburg Austrian emigres in two Colorado towns, Crested Butte and Aspen, influenced the development of American alpine culture. The second will give detail to how Habsburg Austrians designed for Gemütlichkeit, the distinct Austrian sense of sociability and togetherness.
Jim Morrow is an ethnographer and environmental sociologist. He has a Doktor der Philosophie in Soziologie from Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Bavaria. His most recent book, Where the Everyday Begins, is a study of environment’s role in everyday life.