The Coastal Reading Group scooped up soil, seeds and clay in Stockholm this week for UNDISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENTS: International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE). We culled from the texts we’ve been reading — texts about human constructions of and engagement with wilderness, nature and ethics — stripped them of punctuation and cut […]
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Creating the Context for Forage: Caring, conflict and communication in recuperating an urban commons.
I gave a talk for Shaping San Francisco on caring, conflict and communication when it comes to “tending the urban wild.” You can hear my public talk and the community discussion on their website. Shaping San Francisco is a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco. We are committed […]
The Coastal Reading Group hosts three readers from three coasts who trouble the subjects of wilderness, speciation, humanness and ways of knowing through diverse engagements with (non)humans. bios Bibi Calderaro is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist and researcher whose work has been shown internationally since 1995 and most recently at PS1 MoMA and MinusSpace, NY. Curious […]
Connecting artistic ideas and procedural methods across disciplines, over time and in the studio Michael Shiloh, Margaretha Haughwout, J.D. Zamfirescu-Pereira The Open Collaboration Lab is a hub for the study and practice of collaboration as it pertains to procedural art and algorithmic processes at California College of the Arts. This project emerges out of […]
The [ Guerrilla Grafters ] are at [ ISEA 2015: 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art ]. We are conducting a workshop, discussing issues of transparency when fostering the urban commons, demo-ing how to graft and distributing grafting kits! Come see us in Vancouver or catch us in San Francisco. More: – [ The proceedings that correspond with our project ]. – […]
Fall 2015: [ Math, Art and Logic ], [ Programming and Electronics ], [ Data and Networks ] and [ courses taught ] Math, Art and Logic: In this class, we will explore computation logically, historically and artistically by focusing on an early history of computation and cybernetics. Beginning with the birth of software and […]
This summer I taught a series of Electronic Arts classes at The Palo Alto Arts Center in Palo Alto, Ca. We had art shows at the end of each week of the two, displaying all of our creations. We made very simple circuits and built them out using lots of found materials, construction paper and […]
In the spring of 2015 I walked around the [ OMNI Oakland Commons ] a lot. The radical collective of radical collectives has been emerging and forming around this space in the Temescal district of Oakland and currently includes The Public School, a laterally organized school that emphasizes theory and languages, the small press Timeless Infinite Light, […]
Spring 2015: [ the course website ] and [ courses taught ] What should be in the toolkit for an artist working with new media? What do artists need to know, what skills do they need to have and what contexts are they working in? What is the 21st-century shaping up to be? With crises […]
Jennifer Glenfield, a Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Master’s student, recently made a nice short video documentary about the Guerrilla Grafters and published it in Hoodline with accompanying text. Guerrilla Grafters from Jennifer Glenfield on Vimeo.
An article about the Guerrilla Grafters and my own practice…. in French! [ http://www.ressource0.com/san-francisco-guerilla-grafters-par-suzanne-husky/ ]
I am excited to teach two new courses at California College of the Arts this Spring 2015. I will be teaching an Introduction to Electronics course and an Advanced Topics in Logic and Art course, both out of the Critical Studies/ Math and Science division. Syllabi coming soon.
The Backspace Wellness Collective is a project operating with/in the [ OMNI Oakland Collective ], a collective of collectives committed to creating an urban commons in the Temescal district of Oakland, California. Guided by an ethics of decolonization and of difference, BWC encourages organizations and persons committed to making our city a more just, livable […]
The [ Guerrilla Grafters ] graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental fruit trees. Over time, delicious, nutritious fruit is made available to urban residents through these grafts. We aim to prove that a culture of care can be cultivated from the ground up. We aim to turn city streets into food forests, and […]
[ Hayes Valley Farm ] was a 3 year collaboration between socially engaged artists, neighbors, city agencies, permaculture gardeners, community organizers, chefs, ecologists, researchers and city residents on the former on and off ramp in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. The Loma Prieta earthquake shook apart the on and off ramps in 1989 […]
This Spring, I am teaching The History of New Media at the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. We work to interpret how technological history gets written in the face of certain ideas of information and definitions of freedom: in what context, by whom, and in the service of […]