Jeremy Kamal Hartley
Jeremy Kamal is a creative director and visual artist who engages storytelling as a way of exploring relationships between culture and ecology. In 2017, he received a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard GSD and a Master of Arts in SCI-Arc’s postgraduate Fiction and Entertainment program in 2019. He is co-founder of UNToLD, a research and design consultancy that brings landscape architectural thinking and methods to fields beyond the discipline and vice versa. The firm currently teaches a series of touring workshops that introduce workflows from film, game design, and music production to landscape architecture practice. In 2019, he released an animated short, Mojo: The Floods, which has been featured in Dezeen and Archinect. He's collaborated on visual art for Trippie Redd, Yo Gotti, Sahbabii, Marine Serre, and The North Face. Recently, Kamal was a fellow for the 2020 Sundance New Frontier Lab and ONX Studio, collaborating as creative director for a real-time performance exploring the relationship between the Black body and technology through ceremony. His work continues to explore themes of landscape and fiction and emphasizes parallels between cultural phenomena and terraforming processes. Through fiction, Kamal is interested in expanding our understanding of how abstractions such as myths, values, rituals, addictions, and emotions are part of a continuum with the material landscapes around us. Using films, animations, game engines, music, and storytelling, Kamal's work offers another perspective on the way we think about space, psychology, and the Anthropocene.