We work with an international roster of artists, storytellers, and environmental professionals, all of them focused on creating social and ecological well-being.


Patrick M. Lydon
Founder & Director / San Jose, United States

Suhee Kang
Editorial Director / Seoul, South Korea

Key Collaborators

Chris Fremantle
Arts Producer and Researcher / Ayrshire, Scotland

Ikumasa Hayashi
Curator / Nagoya, Japan

Harumi Ikegame
Clothing and Textile Artist / Kobe, Japan

Yasutaka Kaneda
Community Designer, / Osaka, Japan

Patrice Milillo
Executive Director, Art is Power / Los Angeles, United States

Elizabeth Ogilvie
Artist and Producer / Fife, Scotland

Heeyoung Park
Animator / Strasbourg, France

Ninian Stuart
Director of Strategy, Centre for Stewardship / Falkland, Scotland

Isao Suizu
Professor, Aichi University of the Arts / Nagoya, Japan

Kaori Tsuji
Chef and Event Producer / Kobe, Japan

Carla Vitantonio
Arts Producer and NGO Director / Bologna, Italy

Tomo Yamamoto
Residency Director, Air Osaka Hostel / Osaka, Japan

Raymond Yeung
Artist / New York City, United States

Artists in Residence

These creative young people have worked with us as artists in residence on focused projects, while developing their understanding of global social and ecological issues, and how these issues integrate with their own creative practice.

2011/12 — Eri Mizushima (United States)
Study Area: Graphic Design, Biological Sciences
Project: Website development, illustration and design

2012 — Chiaki Koyama (United States)
Study Area: Graphic Design, Illustration
Project: Illustration and design

2013/14 — Heeyoung Park (Korea)
Study Area: Animation, Illustration
Project: Final Straw Documentary animation and project support

2015 — Katya Kozary and Amelia Robertson (United Kingdom)
Study Area: Film, Health Sciences
Project: REALtimeFOOD video documentation

2016 — Pattarapol Leemeechoke (Thailand)
Study Area: Industrial Design, Illustration
Project: REALtimeFOOD ‘local village’ product design

Partner Organizations and Sponsors

Organizations we have engaged with to help produce and/or sponsor our projects in various areas of the world

Aichi University of the Arts / Japan
AIR Osaka / Osaka, Japan
Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka / Japan / Osaka, Japan
Contemporary Art Space Osaka / Japan
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh / Scotland
Lateral Lab / Scotland
Minna Nouen / Osaka, Japan
N3 Art Lab / Yamaguchi, Japan
Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists / Scotland
Sasakawa Foundation / Great Britain
Seoul Youth Hub / South Korea
Setouchi International Triennale / Japan
Small House / Dajeon, South Korea
Space Noah / Seoul, South Korea
Value Garden / Seoul, South Korea
Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Art / Japan