Creative Ecologies: A Group Residency + Public Conversation

Image by Amy Franceschini

Sunday, March 6, 1PM
Admission FREE | Mess Hall Cafe Open

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Join Creative Ecologies in a round table discussion and presentation by artists and creative thinkers from across the country who address the complex relationship between humans, cultural production, and the natural environment. As part of an initiative exploring ways that residencies catalyze collaboration, participants will spend two weeks prior to the event in residence at Headlands, living, thinking, and working together.

As a group, participants will examine issues on-site in the Marin Headlands portion of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, in the greater Bay Area, and throughout the world-at-large. Areas of exploration include New Definitions of the Commons: Land Use & Appropriation; Larger Cycles of Resource Management: Waste Disposal and Recycling; Big Bad By-Products: Toxic Waste Prevention and Mitigation; Alternative Systems of Sustainable Agriculture & Human Foodways; How Far Do We Go? Urban Growth & its Limits.

T. Allan Comp (AIR ‘00), U.S. Department of the Interior
Amy Franceschini (AIR ‘03), Future Farmer and artist
Cynthia Hooper, Eco-artist
Patricia Johanson, Environmental artist
Philip Ross (AIR ‘03), Critter Salon founder and mushroom artist
Susan Thering, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Daniel Tucker, AREA Chicago co-founder
Rosten Woo, Founder and Former Executive Director Center for Urban Pedagogy

Creative Ecologies is part of Humans and Other Species, the first of several themed program initiatives highlighting common concerns in public events and artist projects at Headlands this season and beyond. This Spring, four of our programs offer rare insights into coexistence, discovery, exploitation, and other interactions among humans, other species, and the environment via collaboration, performance, music, and mixed media.

3 Thoughts on “Creative Ecologies: A Group Residency + Public Conversation”

  • It is wonderful to see this website,I’m impressed.Teaching african-american chicldren about nature is my mission. Being a
    Owner/Director of a camp does my heart good,sometimes I felt alone
    when getting the message out how important it is for our children to learn to respect nature and how important it is to be stewards
    of our enviorment.

    • Thanks Katherine – I am so glad for your work and shared mission. Please let me know if you would like to share more about your work to connect African-Americans to the outdoors!


    • I would love to learn more about your camp! If you have photos and stories, I would love to feature you on Outdoor Afro!

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