Having spent the past few years working at the intersection of art, design, and the process of collaborating with artisans, it was time to witness a cultural capitol for all three of the above: Oaxaca City, Mexico. I spent a week visiting artist studios, print workshops, galleries, artist residencies, schools for art, and numerous other … More art & artisan research trip to oaxaca
Traveled to Eindhoven, The Netherlands, for the incredible Dutch Design Week shows, exhibitions, open studios, and conferences.
Thanks to a new partnership with the Rainforest Alliance in Guatemala, New Roots Foundation is able to connect ecotourism, reforestation, and sustainable forest management projects with parallel projects in other regions of Guatemala. The NRF executive team traveled to Petén with Rainforest Alliance leadership to for several days to explore sustainable agroforestry, harvesting certified forest … More knowledge-sharing trip with the rainforest alliance
This October, Global Forest Watch sent me to Tarapoto, Peru, to give a two-day journalist training in partnership with Ojo Público. We covered the basics of satellite mapping, how to use the free, open-source Global Forest Watch platform to identify and create data-driven stories, and focused on the new Forest Watcher mobile application. After a … More training journalists in the peruvian amazon
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
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!