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Ep. 25 Ruth Wallen: Confronting Development and Climate Change

By Ashley Mazanec

Ruth Wallen is a multimedia artist and writer whose work is dedicated to encouraging dialogue about ecology and social justice. She creates web sites and outdoor installations and has participated in innumerable exhibitions. Solo exhibitions range from Franklin Furnace, CEPA, New Langton Arts, to many San Diego venues. Web site hosts include the California Museum of Photography and the Exploratorium, where her work is currently on view. She was part of Weather Report: Art and Climate Change at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Lucy Lippard, and recently has been addressing climate change in collaboration with scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Ruth writes critically about ecological art and race, gender and visual culture.  She is on the faculty of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Goddard College, a lecturer at UCSD, and was a Fulbright Lecturer at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana. Links to the Artwork of Ruth Wallen Listen to the Trees Las Comadres Light Up the Border Again View Points: Estuary Intimate Details Remember The Trees Articles Preserving Paradise A Day Without Mexicans Barrier or Bridge: Photojournalism of the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region LEONaRDo vol 45 calls for “Visionary intervention in a time of crisis” Other mentions Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything Ep. 24 Regan Rosburg: Breaching Grief, Melancholia and Mania with Biophilia Helen Newton . . . @ about 46:30 Public Address (public artists) Guest Contact information RuthWallen.netRuth Wallen on Facebook Purchase the podcast’s namesake Eco Music album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" on iTunes or Bandcamp.

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