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A City, Designed by Trees

A City, Designed by Trees

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?

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?

Workshop / Nature Mandala

Workshop / Nature Mandala

A team building exercise where groups work together to build a giant mandala from locally-foraged natural materials, celebrating local nature, and building stronger relationships with the environment and each other.

Artwork / Osakako Mandala

Artwork / Osakako Mandala

Comprising over 7,000 individual leaves collected from beneath a tree, this temporary ‘meditative” installation was created in public view over the course of four weeks at Contemporary Art Space Osaka as part of the Robert Callender International Residency.

EDU Workshop / Soil, Food, and Farm

EDU Workshop / Soil, Food, and Farm

A standards-integrated hands-on educational workshop that has students examine how their eating habits affect the soil and the ecosystem. Students will be able to demonstrate the importance of soil to the ecosystem, and devise their own real world answers and actions to combat ecological issues.

Artwork / [HUMAN:NATURE] Megijima

Artwork / [HUMAN:NATURE] Megijima

How do we revitalize dwindling communities? First, we learn about what they are and why they are important. This was a two-month community-based project that fused old-fashioned community interactions with web-based interactive media, allowing islanders and visitors to explore the hidden links between people, culture, and ecology on a small island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

Is Global Warming Really the Problem?

Is Global Warming Really the Problem?

We are born to the world as a part of nature — well, except for test tube babies — and will also leave the world as a part of nature — okay, plus maybe some formaldehyde, antibiotics and whatnot. It’s just this whole ‘living’ part between being born and death where we seem to have things a little screwed up.

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…