Sam Bower

Sam Bower is the Founding Executive Director of greenmuseum.org, an online museum of environmental art.  He also an educator, curator and  consultant. Prior to this, Sam created environmental art for 8 years as part of the San Francisco Bay Area collaborative art group Meadowsweet Dairy. He helped found Cellspace, a nonprofit community art space in San Francisco, and Co-Directed Crucible Steel Gallery. Sam has worked as a solo artist, puppeteer, designer and in the environmental nonprofit sector in the US and Ecuador. He has served on the Board and as an Advisor to various nonprofits and art projects.

Sam will talk about (re)building a sustainable culture:
Evolving forms of cultural expression often require new forms of distribution (physical, online) as well as fresh organizational paradigms to support them.  These, in turn, offer new   opportunities for artists to explore and for educators and the public to share ideas and participate. A sustainable culture will require significant changes to the ways we currently think of art and our relationship to the world around us. New technologies and systems of working together will be necessary for these developments to succeed. What is art for? Is our current cultural infrastructure really serving the Earth and our communities? What can we learn from people who have lived over a thousand years in the same place?

video podcast download   Sam Bower: Lecture
Downloadable Video Podcast
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audio podcast download   Sam Bower: Post-lecture discussion
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