Patrick M. Lydon
Founder, Director | San Jose, USA and Seoul, Korea
web link: www.pmlydon.com
An internationally exhibited artist, writer, and social critic, Lydon's work contemplates the ways in which our world's cultures and traditions view and enact deepened relationships between themselves and nature. Working with a diverse cast of people (farmers, city planners, engineers, academics, and other artists are all fair game), he has produced ecological artworks, workshops, films, essays, gardens, and other award-winning projects in North America, Europe, and Asia.
He has been awarded multiple grants, residencies, and commissions, including from the Robert Callender International Residency, Setouchi International Triennale, Brower Center, and the Sasakawa Foundation. He holds an MFA from the University of Edinburgh's “Art Space & Nature” program, a BA from San Jose State University, and was a visiting postgraduate in the Suiz Isao Project Lab at Aichi University of Art in Japan.
In addition to his work at SocieCity, Patrick serves as co-director at the Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness project, and arts and events editor for The Nature of Cities.