The Creating EcoPoesis video shows how we made the laser-cut wooden promotional panels that have been circulated to students, faculty and the general public. The hope is to encourage active engagement with and observation of natural and man-made systems that surround us. The panel reads:
EcoPoesis invites collaborative thinking about ecological approaches – how to improve and sustain this planet’s ecosystems. EcoPoesis 2012, March 7 – 9, California College of the Arts, a trans-disciplinary symposium: A gathering of artists, architects, designers, writers, filmmakers, and scientists to explore improving, valuing, and sustaining the quality of urban and natural environments. EcoPoesis 2012 is an invitation: Take this Visual Idea Window, grab a camera, record, and post what EcoPo means to you. Please include the VIW in your shot. (How you do so is left to your imagination.) Send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org. The whole world is watching.
The panels were produced using CAD-based laser cutting in the CCA Rapid Prototyping Studio on the San Francisco campus. The surface graphics and typography were screen printed at The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. EcoPoesis Creative Director, Verna Bhargava, designed and constructed the panels.
Several panels have been sent to schools and universities to create interest and gather creative responses to our invitation. Want to get involved? Contact us at email@example.com, come grab a panel and have a fun photo shoot!
This is my grandfather, Charlie Rodriguez. He got his start as a cowboy when he was five or six on the Kokernot 06 Ranch in Fort Davis, Texas, where his grandfather was the main boss. It was there he developed a passion for rodeo and roping. At 83, he's still chasing his dreams. This film will show in Elko, NV, as part of the Deep West Video program at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Created by Julie Gallego Freitas (my cousin) and Kristin Windbigler