Seeing trees as sacred is not an anomaly, it’s the fact that our culture has somehow lost this fellowship that’s an anomaly. If trees are a keystone of our wellness, why not learn to listen to their voice? If we did, how might the things we hear transform the landscape of our city over time? What would a city look like if it were designed by trees?
Our systems of production and consumption have become so far separated from ecological reality, that sustainability and human well being have both become impossibilities. What needs to change, and how do we re-write the rules to build a truly sustainable culture?
Four years in the making, our award-winning documentary film weaves together majestic landscapes, a moving original soundtrack, and deeply insightful interviews with world leaders in the natural farming movement.
On the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, a small group of volunteers from Japan visit South Korea. This short film follows their activities, showing us both the far reaching effects of war, and the power of human compassion.
In an economy which pushes and fights its way towards new, profitable solutions, one Japanese man wields a refreshingly simple way of problem solving, finding balance for himself and his family in a way that most would find counter-intuitive.
Kristyn Leach, resident farmer for Namu Gaji restaurant in San Francisco, explains to SocieCity her own compelling reasons for farming, and why for her, the act of natural farming is about far more than just growing nutritious food.
She traveled for 14 months without money, wrote a hand-drawing traveling essay book called ‘Journey of Dust,’ and then decided to work seriously in the field of painting… 3 years later we catch up with Shinhe at her first solo exhibition.
London’s newly unveiled $1.4 Billion, 10-year bicycle plan will qualify as one of the world’s largest public works projects. With a yearly budget more than 100-times what New York City spent on bikes last year, will the effects trickle down to the U.S., or are we Yanks ‘just not built’ for cycling?
Sociecity visits one of three remaining Japantowns (Nihonmachi / 日本町) in the United States and talks with graphic artist Tamiko Rast about a public art project which has both ignited a flurry of local artistic work, and brought a community closer together.
Hoseob Yoon (윤호섭) was one of South Korea’s most productive creative minds, working to create brand images for the likes of Citibank and Pepsi. In the 1990’s, he made a radical about-face in his work and life, founding one of the world’s first “green design” programs…
Silicon Valley’s City Center is in the middle of one of the great innovation capitals of the modern world to be sure, but when it comes to sustainable development, the city has traditionally been a perfect example of what not to do. How does San Jose go from suburbia to eco-utopia?
At one point in American history, most cities had extensive privately owned and operated streetcar systems. Where did they go, and is there still a need or hope for re-building transit oriented developments in a smart, forward-thinking way?
Sociecity sits down for a chat with artist Pantea Karimi in Portola Valley, California to ask about her obsession with newspapers, and find out how this fits into her latest piece titled “Fill in the Blanks.”
After being thrown into bankruptcy, the city of Adelaide, Australia is cutting bureaucratic red tape, and making quick, bold moves to help its citizens initiate arts and culture ventures on a tight budget.
Takeshi Yamasaki quit his job at Goldman Sachs because, in his words “it was about buying at a low price and selling at a high price, and that’s it.” Find out why he took a gamble to make investments that are good for society, not just for investor’s bank accounts.
A hand-picked cast of artists, curators, and technology tycoons form an initial working group for Silicon Valley’s ZERO1 Garage, with a goal to create a place where art and technology can ‘get it on’ in the garage. Find out how Silicon Valley plans to solve the world’s problems using art, science, technology and business.