For our urban herb foraging event, Suhee prepared a ‘herb map’ of the neighborhood, and slowly guided our participants on a walk to discover these plants, and how we can use them.
To ring in the new year, SocieCity is announcing a new name and more focused direction. From 2019, we’ll continue working with art and ecology in cities, but in a way that more explicitly helps cities and their inhabitants become partners within the ecosystems where they exist.
Invited by the Japanese retailer MUJI, to host a series about ‘connecting to nature’ in their new flagship store, we aimed to plant seeds of change in people’s minds. Can a store like MUJI really align with nature?
For two hours, we asked shoppers in the world’s largest MUJI store (無印良品) near Osaka, Japan to stop shopping, slow down, and re-connect with nature. Here’s what happened…
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?
Administered by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW). The branch is one of two organizations who received commendations, in addition to the overall award winner.
A concert featuring one of The Branch’s best friends, New York Times bestselling author and musician, Alicia Bay Laurel. The concert quickly sold out, filling the cozy gallery here at The Branch with a warm, family-like atmosphere.