In July 2017 I had the pleasure of leading back-to-back Global Forest Watch trainings in Mexico City; one with a large group of civil society organizations interested in issues relating to forests, and another with an impressive group of journalists looking to use data visualization in their environmentally-related stories. The workshops were in partnership with … More training journalists and civil society in mexico
What do you do as a creative consultant when one of your oldest friends starts a beautiful line of silver rings and necklaces? Jump to support her as Marketing Director, that’s what. And what do you do when she asks you to model in outlandish settings? Gulp and wish for the best. Artist and entrepreneur Jamie … More the story behind launching rené habie
This is our last week having Guatemalan artists Antonio Pichillá and Benvenuto Ch’ab’aj’ay at the New Roots Foundation artist residency in Santa Ana, Guatemala. I have to say that seeing their work develop over time and hearing their vast philosophies and personal journeys behind their artwork has been beyond inspiring. From themes invoking colonial conquest … More artist residency with antonio and benvenuto
Worked with Justin Bieggar Photography in Antigua, Guatemala this weekend to market a new (and yet so so old, it’s actually the original!) concept of enjoying your travel without being attached to a phone. Enjoy the experience of exploring this colonial architecture and Mayan culture without being glued to your phone – hire a personal … More leave your phone at home
I have definitely felt my concept of “homeland” to be split between California and Guatemala during my life. When I was a kid we lived here off and on for long periods of time; I went to school here, I made my first lifelong friends here, I matured here, and now I have returned here! I’ve … More relocated to antigua, guatemala
How do you take 12 of the most technologically innovative groups in the realm of environmental monitoring, squeeze them into a corner of the Palais de Congres in Paris, and create a space that is all about interaction and inspiration? That is exactly what my colleague at CIFOR and I were working out for months. … More designing the landscapes laboratory
How much carbon is released by tropical deforestation? A LOT. For the international climate conference in Paris, I teamed up with artist Jamie Denburg, the Global Landscapes Forum and my team of insanely smart experts at World Resources Institute to visualize carbon emissions through something wonderfully tangible: balloons. We literally took high-resolution satellite imagery of … More follow the carbon
Curated satellite images for TAP Review Volume 5, Issue 2. See the full issue here or the snippet below: From Cell Phone Camera to Satellite Sensor Humans have long been intrigued with the bird’s-eye view of their world. The first aerial photographs were made from hot-air balloons in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth, photographs … More trans asia photography review: from cell phone camera to satellite sensor
•CONFESSIONS OF A FAILED CHINESE STYLE BLOGGER• WHEN I MOVED TO CHINA IN 2013, I WAS OVERWHELMED BY THE FASHION I SAW AROUND TOWN. I LIVED IN SHENZHEN, A CITY ONLY 30 YEARS OLD WITH 17 MILLION PEOPLE, THEREFORE A VERITABLE MELTING POT OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND STYLES FROM ALL OVER CHINA. WOMEN AND MEN … More 深圳每日时尚街拍 / fashenzhen
Accompanied the Centre Pompidou Foundation at the Venice Biennale for a variety of tours, artist visits, and curator discussions. Definitely became more familiar with – and a bigger fan of – contemporary art during this trip.
Finally got my grant! Have been living in Accra for a month already, working on Access to Information, Oil Transparency, communications, and a partnership between GIIP and CDD!
The video I produced, wrote, and directed for The Access Initiative won the 2012 EthicMark Video Award. Thanks and congratulations to everyone who helped!