About SocieCity

Launched in 2011 by art and ecology practitioners Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang, SocieCity is an environmental art and media studio, working internationally to inspire insightful, empathic relationships between people and the living world around us.

Etymology of ‘SocieCity’

Socie : /səˈsaɪ.ə/ from Latin ‘socius’ (sharing, community, kindred)

City : /ˈsɪti/ from Latin ‘civis’ (to settle, home, love)

SocieCity relates to the act of sharing and community building within our settlements; from a wider view, it also suggests the earth as a shared home, a collective of lifeforms within which we can build relationships and community between ourselves and the entire living world around us. It is from this wider view, that we approach our work.

Our Work takes place in two main focus areas:

  • Stories / Articles, essays, and films that illuminate the transitions of people, nature, and place
  • Actions / Workshops, exhibitions, installations, and community building projects that are artist-led and centered around local ecology, nature, and culture, yet informed by global knowledge and networks

Our Goal is to build resilient cultural roots for long-term social and ecological well-being.

Our Team is led by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang, and includes an international cast of collaborators and organizations working across multiple disciplines. You can read more about our partners on the Team page.

Contact Us about speaking engagements, exhibitions, environmental art installations, workshops, or other ideas by emailing director@sociecity.org