Patrick M. Lydon

Director // American ecological artist and image-maker, Patrick resides in Osaka, Japan, where he and his wife run The Branch, an urban farm and ecological art lab. He holds an MFA from The University of Edinburgh, and previously studied at Aichi University of Arts, and California State University San Jose, also spending several years learning from nature and elders as a nomad in East Asia. He has written for YES! Magazine, Resilience, and is the arts & events editor at The Nature of Cities.
A City, Designed by Trees

A City, Designed by Trees

Seeing trees as sacred is not an anomaly, it’s the fact that our culture has somehow lost this fellowship that’s an anomaly. If trees are a keystone of our wellness, why not learn to listen to their voice? If we did, how might the things we hear transform the landscape of our city over time? What would a city look like if it were designed by trees?