Patrick Lydon

Patrick is Founder and Director of SocieCity.org, a socially-engaged network of artists, writers, and sustainability practitioners, inspiring empathic relationships between people, nature, and the places we live.

Through SocieCity, as well as his own community-engaged environmental arts practice, Patrick works internationally to direct and curate projects which use the arts as a tool to re-connect people with each other and with nature.

He holds an MFA in Art, Space & Nature from the University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Scotland), a BA in Design Studies from San Jose State University (USA), and was a visiting postgraduate student at the Isao Suizu Project Lab at Aichi University of the Arts (Japan). He also enjoys learning from trees, soil, wind, the sea, as well as kids and elders.

Graffiti and street art can be controversial, but can also be a medium for voices of social change, protest, or expressions of community desire. What, how, and where are examples of graffiti as a positive force in communities?
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Graffiti and street art can be controversial, but can also be a medium for voices of social change, protest, or expressions of community desire. What, how, and where are examples of graffiti as a positive force in communities?

[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Pauline Bullen, Harare [excerpt]For many who want to surround themselves with art that makes them feel good, the work of the graffiti artist may be too bold or too

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