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.
June 2–5 & 9–12: Celtic and Eastern cultural exchanges in this global era, offering a point of focus and a shared responsibility. Art that reminds us how we are all connected.
Stories and images from Kitakagaya, an old Osaka neighborhood with little money, yet a wealth of strange, beautiful, and useful ways of approaching life, work, and cities.
Join a celebration and a journey through art, music, culture, and environmental landscapes in Osaka’s port-side creative village. シティーズネイチャーフェスティバルは皆のためのお祝いです。自然と水をテーマにした展覧会やトークイベント、ワークショップなどを行うアートフェスティバル。
Albara Al-Ohali & Abdulrahman Ba-Adheem engage in discussion, music, and storytelling about what it means to live life ‘effectively’ for each of us as individuals, and as a global community.
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?
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?
An ecological art lab and pocket farm located in Osaka, Japan conceived and built by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang with help from donors and volunteers from Japan and around the world. The space hosts community workshops and exhibitions by an international cast of resident artists, all aimed at re-kindling our relationship with nature.