With only a few weeks to work, we tried to turn vacant urban land into a pocket park that would make Masanobu Fukuoka and Patrick Geddes proud. Here is the short story of how it happened.
From environmental workshops and exhibitions to community gardens, green streets, and our first eco arts festival, your support helped us accomplish a lot this year. What will 2020 bring?
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.
A hand-picked cast of artists, curators, and technology tycoons form an initial working group for Silicon Valley’s ZERO1 Garage, with a goal to create a place where art and technology can ‘get it on’ in the garage. Find out how Silicon Valley plans to solve the world’s problems using art, science, technology and business.
A community of artisans form a small pueblo, using their skills in woodcarving painting to produce beautiful “alebrijes” sculptures, but it’s their conservation efforts that set them apart from the rest.
Take a look at how low-income housing is working in San Jose’s “Martha’s Garden,” a half-industrial, half-bungalow neighborhood on the verge of gentrification, put on hold by city and developer economic concerns.