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SCI-Arc Hosts Food & Art Lecture

SCI-Arc's Community Design Program welcomes Patricia Watts of EcoArtSpace for a lecture about the Hybrid Fields exhibition she curated for the Sonoma County Museum in 2006—including works by 18 artists who address how food is grown, distributed and consumed in their art practice.

The event is organized in conjunction with Watts Cooking: Imagining an Accessible Food Infrastructure—a course taught by Michael Pinto, who coordinates the school's community design endeavors.

Watts Cooking investigates urban food infrastructures and is generating proposals for a 2.5 acre urban farm in Watts. The project is funded in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

About Patricia Watts

Watts has researched art and nature practitioners since 1994. She is founder and west coast curator of EcoArtSpace, a nonprofit platform organizing exhibitions and programs in collaboration with artists who address environmental issues in the visual arts. She has participated as panelist at numerous conferences and has given lectures at art departments internationally.

Most recently, Watts traveled to New Delhi, India to participate in the 48*c Public Art Ecology international festival and symposia, and to Taiwan for the Tropic of Cancer Environmental Art Project, including community dialogues and symposia addressing debris fields of aquaculture waste as material for Land Art and cultural engagement. She was Chief Curator at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa.