How can we transform the city from being an impossible ecological problem, into being the ecological solution? For most of the past decade, imagining how cities might become truly sustainable has taken up a considerable portion of my time. In short, the question I have … Continue readingBlueprints for The Possible City
This exhibition series features poetic verse and philosophical concepts collected over the course of five years of field research and study on natural farming, conducted in Japan, Korea, Scotland, and the United States. Although regarded positively by environmental experts, the practice of natural farming is … Continue readingWisdom From the Field
We revitalized an old building and empty urban lot, turning them into an ecological art and media lab in Osaka, Japan. In the space, we host community workshops and exhibitions aimed at re-connecting more us more deeply to our environment and the world we live in.
Tonight in Seoul we’re teaming up with Space Noah and Korean natural farmer, Ryosok Hong (홍려석) to produce a ‘lecture concert.’ Hmm, ‘lecture concert’ might need some explanation, it was a strange phrase to me when I first heard it used. As lecture events tend … Continue readingFinal Straw Event in Seoul
Well, the cheapest way I could find to get from Luzern, Switzerland to Seoul, South Korea seemed to be by way of Milan Malpensa Airport. This, of course, meant a nice little train ride across the alps. Starting with a pre-dawn goodbye to Luzern — that’s … Continue readingOn to Korea (via Italy)
In our second visit to Kawaguchi’s home farm — the first was in May of this year — we enjoyed tea and a more informal chat than on our previous visit. Lately, Kawaguchi-san has spent his mornings working on finishing a book, and although he has … Continue readingYoshikazu Kawaguchi’s Natural Farm
We had our first meeting with a Japanese natural farmer today, and it was an amazing one. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi has written several books and is a “natural farming” icon in Japan. Today, he invited us to his home near Nara, Japan, where we talked over … Continue readingYoshikazu Kawaguchi – Day 1
With one of the farmers suddenly too busy to meet with us, a broken camera body, and malfunctioning lens, it hasn’t been all roses the past week out here. Luckily, we’ve been able to get some other interviews and Suhee knew a very kind (and … Continue readingDumulmeori Farm