S/team: neutrality and antagonism

Holding onto toxic feelings? Feeling ready to purge yourself from the cosmic chaos of yesteryear? Release your hot air. Hydrate anew. Perhaps a productive counterpart to anger is dialogue, taking time and making space. We believe in the radical re-imagination of our world, and with that we have to radically reimagine care for our bodies. […]

Good as Gold

A hands-on exploration of the common marigold (Tagetes erectus, patula and Calendula officinalis) as a source of color, a tool for healing and a protector of the urban streetscape. We will highlight several variations of the plant, discovering its multitude of uses in the body, on cloth and as a companion in your home or garden. […]

The Upturned Table

A temporary restaurant by kids. Through a series of workshops, they’ve been invited to re-imagine the experience of a meal. Achieved through material and conceptual experiences that included dying fabric for napkins and tablecloth, making ceramic dishware and utensils, printing menus on risograph machines, inventing fluxus-inspired scores for eating, and creating dishes like burrito ravioli, and a potion […]

Tagetes Erectus

A window into the several varieties of the common marigold, a plant with ancient sacred roots in Aztec culture and powerful uses beyond its vibrant beauty. workshop at Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, October 30 2015.


Suminigashi, or “floating ink,” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. Is it marbling, or is it magic?! Students walk away with ideas about how to apply Suminigashi in their own practices and will create a marbled notebook. workshop at the Textile Arts […]


Using inquiry based dérives, we will explore our attachment to destination and a clear path, willingly releasing ourselves and testing our thirst for the mysterious otherness ahead. We will look to the stories, patterns and folklore of those who have ventured into the vast ‘unknowns’ of their day, from (in)famous explorers to the forgotten adventurers […]


What does it mean to be healthy? What is a tonic? How did people deal with “getting sick” before Advil & antibiotics? What are wild edibles? What’s an apothecary? We’ll ask questions and experiment with plants as food, medicines and tools. We’ll also talk about how folks throughout history have used plants to survive and […]

weaving in the woods

  How does a story come together? What are the nuances and layers of a path through the woods? How were your pants made? These questions, alongside many more that are generated in the process, will form the explorations of this domain. Using simple tools and big ideas, we will fashion our own looms, weaving […]


  An exploration of different modes of learning by way of MOVEMENT, PRODUCTIVITY, PASSIVITY and REST. Can we take a walk with our eyes closed? Learn the basics of Tai Chi? Communicate without sound? Tie knots by speaking? Perform public failing? How do we communicate ideas about things we do not understand or know? @ BEAM […]


Learn an ancient craft using up, down and re-cycled materials like old sweaters, yesterday’s newspaper, sticks, cotton and picture frames. Employ techniques based on weaving methods used by people from 6,000 BC to today. Large-scale demos, make something take something & a rad zine. winter 2014 @ the San Francisco Youth Arts Summit    


In a day and age of media consumption overload, how do we take control of the tiny screens that live inside of our pockets? If we take tangible, physical social interactions for granted, we may begin to lose sight of the real work. Are movement, language, spirit part of your practice? How do we combine tools with peers to learn and teach? […]

graphics ≠ design

A conceptual and practical think-tank tasking teenagers to meditate on the ethics of design. We explored a brief history of objects, branding and the ever-present visual strata we navigate in our daily lives. Students used books, websites, magazines and ephemera to seek modalities that embody personal ways of seeing, creating mood boards and channelling styles to tell visual stories. with the CITY teens @ the Children’s […]

string theories

Exploring methods of making natural fibers and found materials. Large scale models are posited as a method to collaborate using ageless techniques like home-made spool knitters from wood and sticks, knotting, looping and braiding. strings & things workshop series at The Children’s Creativity Museum, 2013