Routledge Handbook of Placemaking 2021 ‘The Hollywood Forest Story: Placemaking for the Symbiocene’

It is still a surprise to me, after a rather tortuous and risky Creative Practice-led PhD, that The Hollywood Forest Story, and particularly my framework to explain long term ecosocial (ecological) art practice has found resonance with others. And, over and over again, creatives and educators come back to me, after reading my most popular…Read more Routledge Handbook of Placemaking 2021 ‘The Hollywood Forest Story: Placemaking for the Symbiocene’

Whose Woods These Are: Wendell Berry’s A Good Forest economy–with Cathy Fitzgerald

Poster by Helen McDonnell The following is the 2nd post in which I reflect on Wendell Berry's ideas of a 'Good Forest Economy'– from an essay he wrote in 1995 (the reason why I chose to discuss Wendell's forest ideas are in the previous post here). https://videopress.com/v/ZLvfb9mh?preloadContent=metadata My talk for the Arboreal Book Club for…Read more Whose Woods These Are: Wendell Berry’s A Good Forest economy–with Cathy Fitzgerald

‘Reflecting again on Wendell Berry’s– ‘the forest is the basis of a culture’

This is the first of two posts (my talk recording is in the 2nd post here) reflecting on ideas from writer-philosopher-poet Wendell Berry that influenced my art-forest-policy work over the last two decades. The next post details the odd coincidence in that I have been invited by curators to talk about a forest text that…Read more ‘Reflecting again on Wendell Berry’s– ‘the forest is the basis of a culture’