Posts Tagged ‘systemic ecological design’

Nov06

Bonnie Ora Sherk: Presentation & Exhibition of Work-In-Progress for Green-Powered Digital Gateways To Interconnect A Living Library Branches

Green-Powered Digital Gateways

Green-Powered Digital Gateway 8 © Bonnie Ora Sherk

You are cordially invited to attend a Presentation & Exhibition of Work-In-Progress for Green-Powered Digital Gateways by Bonnie Ora Sherk.  A Green-Powered Digital Gateway  is a multifunctional, sculptural and ecological element in the landscape that will do many things: draw water forth from the ground as needed, showcase local community resources through diverse digital displays showcasing multimedia archives of the area, and allow for live, interactive broadcast from diverse Branch Living Library & Think Parks – locally and globally.  This phase of Green-Powered Digital Gateways development is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

WHERE: 

Lower Garden, OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park on Oneida Avenue off San Jose Avenue between Ocean and Geneva Avenues adjacent to James Denman Middle School and San Miguel Early Education School.  

Take BART to Balboa Station:  Walk left on Geneva one block to San Jose Avenue.  Make left on San Jose Avenue, walk two blocks, make right on Oneida, On right side of street, mid-block is Lower Garden.

(This is an outdoor space with no exact street address, but it is between 333 Oneida and 241 Oneida, San Francisco, CA 94112).

WHEN:

November 15 ~ Presentation with Bonnie Ora Sherk:  2:30 PM

November 15 ~  Exhibition: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

November 16 ~ Three Presentations with Bonnie Ora Sherk: 10:00 AM | 10:50 AM | 11:50 AM

November 16 ~  Exhibition: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For more information: info@alivinglibrary.org / 212-242-1700

Green Powered Digital Gateways

Green-Powered Digital Gateway 2 © Bonnie Ora Sherk

 
Jun06

Bonnie Ora Sherk Talks About A Living Library at Open Engagement 2018 at The Queens Museum, New York

Open Engagement 2018

Open Engagement Conference 2018 at Queens Museum

At Open Engagement (OE) 2018 - an annual, itinerant, artist-led conference in its tenth year, Bonnie Ora Sherk was invited as one of the five panelists at the session  “The Power of Time : Social Practice Eco Artists of a Certain Age”, on May 13, 2018 at Queens Museum, New York. The 90-minute panel was led by Linda Weintraub, curator, artist and author of several popular books about contemporary art. This year, the Conference was themed around Sustainability, emphasizing the field of socially engaged art, and featured distinguished artist Mel Chin and writer, curator Lucy Lippard among others.  Continue reading “Bonnie Ora Sherk Talks About A Living Library at Open Engagement 2018 at The Queens Museum, New York” »

May11

A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden – Bonnie Ora Sherk’s New Environmental Performance Installation at Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, Italia

A Living Library installation at PAV, Turin

A new installation on A Living Library by Bonnie Ora Sherk is now open at Parco Arte Vivente (PAV) in Torino, Italia and will continue through October 21, 2018 ! Please come and see it ! 

This environmental installation, A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Gardenacknowledges the polar directions, is filled with bird communications, and engages spectators who become participants, while showcasing A Living Library, or A.L.L., in multiple landscape colors.

A.L.L. is a planetary genre of place-based, ecological, community transformations with systemically integrated, hands-on learning by doing for all ages, meant to be developed throughout the world, interconnected through Green-Powered Digital Gateways.  

Continue reading “A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden – Bonnie Ora Sherk’s New Environmental Performance Installation at Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, Italia” »
Apr25

Bonnie Ora Sherk & A Living Library Featured In “Discover Your Watershed” Video Series Produced By San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

How much do you know about your Watershed? San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, in partnership with BAYCAT, a nonprofit enterprise, has produced a video series featuring 12 local storytellers who share their stories about San Francisco's eight Watersheds.

As one of the presenters, Bonnie Ora Sherk talks about Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco interconnecting eleven communities, and her evolutionary work around the Watershed - transforming barren, sterile concrete stretches into beautiful California Native Learning Zones and Rain Gardens while conserving fresh water and utilizing it in a productive way. She also stresses on the importance and value of Watershed as a way to frame life as well as to understand interconnected systems. Here is the link to her video.

The "Discover Your Watershed" video stories will be premiered on May 09, 2018 from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library. Register for the event to learn more about the history of the city's Watersheds.

Subscribe to SF Water Power Sewer, the official YouTube channel of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), to watch the video series after the premiere.

         
Dec19

A Living Library Seen Through The Eyes of Children From Canadian International School of Milan, Italy

Bonnie Ora with a student from Canadian International School of Milan

On a bright and sunny October morning (October 09, 2017) in Milan, Italy, a group of enthusiastic students from the Canadian International School of Milan gathered to participate in a Workshop on A Living Library with Bonnie Ora Sherk. This Workshop, and two others with different classes of students that morning, was organized by Afterschool Italy, a learning program helping children to speak and communicate in English, through various teaching approaches and art activities.  Continue reading “A Living Library Seen Through The Eyes of Children From Canadian International School of Milan, Italy” »

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