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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?

Jun 29, 2021

Los Angeles-based artist Jeffrey Stuker joins us for this episode of Cultivar. We discuss his video work on view in Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, as well as the concept of second nature, butterfly mimicry, contemporary image culture, and the shared algorithms of 3D graphics and ecological modeling.

Jeffrey Stuker...

May 15, 2021

Istanbul-based architect, designer and thinker Aslihan Demirtas joins us for this episode of Cultivar. Demirtas discusses her use of soil as an artistic medium. Through her practice of “earthing,” Demirtas removes dirt from urban abstraction in the megacity of Istanbul and reframes it as history—histories of...

Apr 16, 2021

Themba Alleyne and Genevieve Belleveau join us for the sixth episode of Cultivar.

Alleyne and Belleveau discuss ecofetishism, Sacred Sadism - their line of ecofetish impact play objects, latex vacuum bed human/flower pressings, and the practices of gardening, homesteading, and rewilding.

Themba Alleyne received his...

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...