Stories

In-depth stories in word, image, and film, illuminating the people and places that are transitioning the social and ecological fabric which makes up our world.

Building an Ecology of One

Building an Ecology of One

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?

After War… Where Compassion Lives

After War… Where Compassion Lives

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.

No Money Farming? It’s Enough.

No Money Farming? It’s Enough.

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.

The Journey of Dust (먼지의 여행)

The Journey of Dust (먼지의 여행)

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 $1.4 Billion Cycling Seed

London’s $1.4 Billion Cycling Seed

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?

The Green Side of Art and Design

The Green Side of Art and Design

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…

From Suburbia to Eco-Utopia in San Jose?

From Suburbia to Eco-Utopia in San Jose?

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?

Political Mad-Libs

Political Mad-Libs

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.”

A Socially-Conscious Investment Strategy

A Socially-Conscious Investment Strategy

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.

Where Art and Technology ‘Get it On’

Where Art and Technology ‘Get it On’

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.