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The Cultivar podcast on art and ecology hosted by Zachary Korol-Gold and Matthew Schum brings together artists, curators, farmers, activists, scholars, and others who have an ecological approach.

Cultivar asks: Can we imagine collective ecological futures?

Mar 12, 2021

Lauren Halsey joins us for the latest episode of Cultivar.

Artist Lauren Halsey lives and works in Los Angeles and is the founder of the Summaeverythang Community Center. Halsey’s art practice rethinks the possibilities for installation, architecture, and community engagement particularly in her South Central...


Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy joins us for the fourth episode of Cultivar. Roy discusses his work in prisons, the covid crisis in prisons, anti-recidivism and more.

As a professor of English at Cal State LA, Roy directs a BA program at Lancaster State Prison, as well as his own organization, Words Uncaged. These programs...


Jan 27, 2021

Kade L Twist joins us for the third episode of Cultivar.

Kade L Twist is an artist, co-founder of Postcommodity, and a professor of art and social practice at Otis School of Art. Twist is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, born and raised in Bakersfield. His interdisciplinary art examines the unresolved tensions between...


Jan 7, 2021

Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, architect and architectural historian, joins us for the second episode of Cultivar.

Shvartzberg Carrió discusses his forthcoming scholarship on settler-colonialism through mid-century modern architecture, land and water use in Palm Springs. We learn about hydro-diplomacy in the Coachella...


Dec 13, 2020

Lee Pivnik, artist and founder of the Institute of Queer Ecology, joins us for the first ever episode of Cultivar.

Lee Pivnik (b. 1995) is a Miami-based artist who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Sculpture with a concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies. Working predominantly...