Team

Patrick M. Lydon

art and media projects

Patrick directs our arts and media projects. He writes much of our content, builds furniture for the studio, and roasts coffee for editorial meetings.

An internationally exhibited artist, storyteller, and filmmaker, Lydon grew up in Silicon Valley, and later spent several years living nomadically, while learning from farmers, philosophers, and monks. He studied at San Jose State University (BA), Aichi University of Art, and The University of Edinburgh (MFA), and is the arts editor for The Nature of Cities (New York).

Patrick’s Website

Suhee Kang

editorial and community

Suhee is our editorial director. She manages our urban Pocket Farm, sews patches on worn-out clothes, and leads community outreach and projects.

Born in Seoul, Suhee has worked as a writer and photographer, traveling throughout the Middle-East, Europe and Asia to engage with the traditional ways of living. She was previously the editor at Booksense, a leading publisher of social and ecological titles in Korea. She holds a degree in media and journalism from Sungkyunkwan University.

Suhee’s Blog

Advisory Board

Robin Lasser
Art Professor & Program Coordinator, San Jose State University
San Jose, United States

Patrice Milillo
Director, Art is Power
Los Angeles, United States

Dr. Gunwoo (Noah) Park
CEO, Project Noah, Inc.
Seoul, Korea

Kaori Tsuji
Chef & Ecological Producer
Kobe, Japan

Carla Vitantonio
NGO Director
Havana, Cuba

Collaborators

A partial list of collaborators on past and present projects…

Chris Fremantle
Arts Producer and Researcher / Ayrshire, Scotland

Ikumasa Hayashi
Curator / Nagoya, Japan

Harumi Ikegame
Clothing and Textile Artist / Kobe, Japan

Yasutaka Kaneda
Community Designer, Co.to.hana / Osaka, Japan

Dr. David Maddox
Executive Director, The Nature of Cities / New York, United States

Elizabeth Ogilvie
Artist and Producer / Fife, Scotland

Heeyoung Park
Animator / Strasbourg, France

Ninian Stuart
Director of Strategy, Centre for Stewardship / Falkland, Scotland

Isao Suizu
Professor, Aichi University of the Arts / Nagoya, Japan

Tomo Yamamoto
Residency Director, Air Osaka Hostel / Osaka, Japan

Raymond Yeung
Artist / New York City, United States

Partner Organizations
and Sponsors

A list of current and past organizations we have engaged with to help produce our projects

Aichi University of the Arts / Japan
AIR Osaka / Osaka, Japan
Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka / Japan
Co.to.hana / Osaka, Japan
Contemporary Art Space Osaka / Japan
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh / Scotland
Lateral Lab / Scotland
Minna Nouen / Osaka, Japan
N3 Art Lab / Yamaguchi, Japan
Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists / Scotland
Sasakawa Foundation / Great Britain
Seoul Youth Hub / South Korea
Setouchi International Triennale / Japan
Small House / Dajeon, South Korea
Space Noah / Seoul, South Korea
The Nature of Cities / New York, United States
Value Garden / Seoul, South Korea
Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Art / Japan
Value Garden / Seoul, South Korea
Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Art / Japan

Artists in Residence

These creative young people have worked with us as artists in residence on focused projects, while developing their understanding of global social and ecological issues, and how these issues integrate with their own creative practice.

2016 — Pattarapol Leemeechoke (Thailand)
Study Area: Industrial Design, Illustration
Project: REALtimeFOOD, local economy product design

2015 — Katya Kozary and Amelia Robertson (United Kingdom)
Study Area: Film, Health Sciences
Project: REALtimeFOOD, video documentary

2013/14 — Heeyoung Park (Korea)
Study Area: Animation, Illustration
Project: Final Straw Documentary, “Little Light” animation

2011/12 — Eri Mizushima (United States)
Study Area: Graphic Design, Biological Sciences
Project: SocieCity website development, illustration and design

2012 — Chiaki Koyama (United States)
Study Area: Graphic Design, Illustration
Project: SocieCity, Bicycle boulevard concept design