Phoebe Lickwar joins Anne Whiston Spirn, Austin Allen, and Katya Crawford in a panel presentation interrogating the role of video and film in landscape architecture research. Works presented include Lickwar and Crawford’s video examining the materiality of urban ground, Allen’s The Necessity of Gathering, and Spirn’s West Philadelphia Landscape Project: Buried River, Opened Lives. The panel discusses how 1) time based media can be used to create a new understanding of landscape, as a shared cultural construct, through the participation of individuals, particularly those whose voices have been marginalized in the past and 2) how the researcher acts as narrator, weaving a story gleaned from material that may include, but is not limited to personal interviews, photographs, archival records, maps, drawings, and sound recordings.