I am teaching two new courses this fall at Colgate, Basic Studio and Digital Studio. We are spray painting the tunnels beneath Colgate with images of extinct animals, exploring how avant garde art practices connect to digital practice, and pushing our understanding of the role of art in society. …
This was the title of a talk I gave at the Third Annual World Ecology Research Network Symposium. It was an honor to present some new thinking at this symposium, directed by Jason W. Moore. I am so excited to put my work and the work of many other multi-species artists in dialog with Revolutionary […]
A discussion followed by a short neighborhood walk with Alicia Escott, Amber Hasselbring, Suzanne Husky, and myself in the context of Escott’s larger project Another Brief History of the Sunset. Suzanne and I harvested and experimented with ice plant, a rampant botanical figure that climbs all over the dunes of San Francisco’s Outer Sunset, and […]
As a Guerrilla Grafter I traveled to Colombia to facilitate a discussion on how specific cultivation practices can resist capitalist regimes of sterility and control, to present how to graft urban fruit trees, and to teach participants how to employ their internet tools and different kinds of tagging — from graffiti to electronics — to […]
100 Days Action “is a counternarrative to the Trump administration’s one hundred day plan…. Whereas the President’s 100 Days will seek to dismantle restrictions that protect our environment, public education, health, and jeopardize unprotected minority groups, 100 Days Action is a forum for resistance, an artistic coming together, an exercise in endurance, a call to […]
So excited to be teaching a new course called Topics in Permaculture this Spring. Students are learning whole systems design through an understanding of patterns in nature, climates and microclimates, food forest guilds, and flows of water, for example. We get outside to examine our built and natural environment a lot, and are developing proposals […]
Networks and Connectivity: This course is a co-taught foundations course that explores “human connectivity and technological networks, which replicate ongoing problems of colonization, modernity as well as opportunities for new understanding of conflict, difference, governance and protest.” Visualizing Bodies of Information: In this class, we will be talking about and making with data…. We will […]
The Coastal Reading Group traveled to Devon, England in June to explore the role of grief for the loss of the non-human in this specific historic and cultural moment. Bibi and I came to Devon a week in advance to sleep on the land and understand local relationships to sheep, deforestation, meadow plants, medicinal herbs […]
I am excited and honored to be in dialog with artist and poet Margaret Rhee in the third week of May on the –empyre– list. We will be discussing Social Practice and Social Reproduction, and in the host Kyle McKinley’s words “thinking about … social forms which, like the discussion of participation and of the […]
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 […]
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 [ 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 ]. – […]
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/ ]