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 […]
I am excited to teach a course in the Critical Studies program at California College of Arts this Fall: In this class, we will explore mathematics logically, historically and artistically by focusing on an early history of computation and cybernetics. Beginning with the birth of software and science fiction in the early 1800s, to gendered […]
I am spending most of the summer in the forests and by the waters north of Sebastopol, Ca. in much needed retreat. I am working on better tree identification, harvesting and processing a variety of plants for medicine, and writing (which of course means reading a lot). Writing about post civilization, grafting trees as performance […]
I have a short piece called “Desertification” published in [The Salted Lash ] zine and related to their ‘Desert’ theme this spring. It’s a cut-up of desert scenes from Shelley, LeGuin, Butler, Mieville, Dick and Delaney. I was interested in the motion and process of deserts, of the imaginary societies of deserts: nomadic, anarchistic and otherwise, and […]
Shown at the CSHS Medicine Show
On top of the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district: We explore what an inquiry – based learning model might look like for the study of herbalism. Can we trust what our senses tell us? Students observe the creamy smoothness of Calendula officinalis, the serrated teethiness of the petal’s tips, the crunchiness of […]
I often collaborate with other artists, in big and small ways. Discussion and Sunset Walk, 2017 A discussion followed by a short neighborhood walk with Alicia Escott, Amber Hasselbring, Margaretha Haughwout, and Suzanne Husky, in the context of Alicia’s project Another Brief History of the Sunset. Suzanne and I harvested ice plant and experimented with […]