Documents and Pictures

#communication, the cross-stitched sampler I created last year, will be part of Documents and Pictures, a juried exhibition of the San Diego Art Museum Artists Guild. The exhibition takes place at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Documents and Pictures runs February 2-25. I would be thrilled if you visited the exhibition! Poway Center for the Performing Arts Address: 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064Read more

Crafting Resistance

‘Water is Life’, the short cross-stitched poem I created for my article on the Injustice Boycott for One Quart Magazine, will be part of an exhibition, Crafting Resistance, at the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University. I want to acknowledge my OQM editor Astrid Swan, whose feedback shaped the poem: thank you always, Astrid. Having looked up each of the artists, I am truly humbled to be part of the exhibition; thank you curator Kirsten Furlong. The exhibition detailsRead more

What will change

At The New School, I am one of the affiliated faculty of the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC), a university body comprising staff, students and faculty with a shared commitment around sustainability. In particular we are united by a shared concern about accelerating climate change and the interrelated injustices in the US and internationally. Affiliated faculty were asked to respond to Trump’s election as President of the United States; my response was posted today on the TEDC blog. IRead more

Fibershed: Community Supported Cloth

If you’re not familiar with Fibershed and need some inspiring reading in these uncertain times, dig in; I’ve followed Fibershed’s work for some years from a distance. Since August I have had their Fine Fiber and Wool book, above, on loan to show my students and share with my colleagues. I was lucky to meet with Fibershed, including one of the farmers, when they were in New York in October. One farm at a time, the work of Fibershed transformsRead more

Standing Rock teach-in at The New School

On Friday I attended the Standing Rock teach-in at work. I highly recommend watching the recording; in particular, the clear message of 15-year-old Zaysha Grinnell of ReZpect Our Water guides us into an unknown future. The event was well conceived and the speakers excellent; thank you to organizers and speakers. What struck me overall was the way in which almost every speaker acknowledged our presence on Lenape land: Manhattan, or Mannahatta, is Lenape territory. This is the first instance thatRead more