A platform designed, built, and curated together with Carmen Bouyer, and Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro for the Nature of Cities Summit, a global conference of nearly 400 ecologists, urban planners, academics, scientists, and civic leaders from 52 countries, working to create cities that are better for both people … Continue readingFRIEK (Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Knowledge)
There are synergies between human progress and environmental wellness here in Japan, that have been accomplished nowhere else in human history. … Continue readingA Current that Trickles Through the Walls
As a testament to an unconventional year, we spent Christmas on an overnight train from Chaingmai to Bangkok this year. Although we took the trip with our good friends Tomo and Pattarapol, and there were a few bright red Santa hats walking around the train, … Continue readingEnd of Winter Update (2017)
Patrick Lydon, an artist and former San Jose arts commissioner driven out of the Bay Area by of high rents reflects on how the Ghost Ship calamity reflects on not only cities’ attitudes toward artists but on our broader culture. … Continue readingMercury News Op-Ed | Ghost Ship raises broad questions about art and culture
If urban sustainability issues are to become deeply entrenched in culture, it follows that successful urban nature design—indeed, successful sustainable cities in general—can only be achieved in concert with a deep and sustained cultural awareness of the importance of nature. … Continue readingNature of Cities | Garden City Culture: How a Cultural Connection with Nature Can Build a Truly Sustainable Future
The big reddish-colored tree in the right side of this frame is a California Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The oldest of these Redwood trees are much older than you and I. In fact, they are older than most of our recorded human history. The oldest … Continue readingThe Redwood Before Buddha
We have an endless stream of good knowledge, theory, and practice for building sustainable, nature-inclusive cities, what’s missing is a deeper consciousness of our relationship to the environment. … Continue readingNature of Cities | What Can the Loss of Culture Teach Us About Urban Nature?
Using research and interactive media to visualize connections between people and environment and the vital support systems of community and agriculture.
Medium: film, interactive media, social practiceLocation: Setouchi International Triennale / Megijima, JapanYear: 2013 In the Summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to lead an amazing team — Suhee Kang, Johann Barbie, Song E Lee — along with nearly fifty Japanese volunteers in a project combining art, … Continue reading[HUMAN:NATURE]
Project Focus: navigating art, culture, and the urban neighborhood Patrick’s Role: designer Genres of Involvement: information design Download : San Jose Downtown Arts and Culture Walking Map (PDF) About the Redesign The Status Quo: Using a general multi-purpose map crammed with everything, including parking, transit, district names, … Continue readingMapping Art in San Jose
The art.culture.philosophy project currently exists on two levels, the first are a series of physical, bi-monthly meetings in Silicon Valley, the second are the written reflections from participants in the meetings.