Meet The Team

Special Thanks to

Alison Medlyn

Jody Tyre

Josh Rose

Mark Hellar

Kaori Furusawa

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Susan Greene

PROJECT DIRECTOR & INITIATOR

Susan Greene is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and clinical psychologist. Through public art and media, Greene’s practice navigates borders, decolonization, environmental justice, and memory. Greene has been a mural painter in the Bay Area and internationally for three decades and has organized and led more than 75 community mural projects worldwide. Greene has produced and directed award winning videos. Greene conducts research on the intersections of trauma, creativity, resilience, and resistance. In 2001, Greene founded and currently directs Art Forces, an art and activism organization with projects spanning the streets of Oakland, CA, to refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon. She serves on the board of the Clarion Alley Mural Project. Greene is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Palestine for a project called: Psychologies of Public Art and Space. 

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Praba Pilar

LEAD ARTIST and DATA MANAGEMENT

Praba Pilar is a diasporic Colombian artist currently working on The Techno-Tamaladas, which draws on thousands of years of knowledge and practice cultivating corn/maize across the Americas to reorient our technological imaginary. This work stems from her expertise in technological interfaces, including programming electronic installations in PureData and Max MSP/Jitter; creating web works in html 1-5, Wordpress language php, javascript, livescript and CGI; programming RFID tags, and completing a PhD focused on Science and Technology Studies. Formerly a tech director for non-profits directing computer labs, designing databases and managing online content, she has also taken workshops on DIY technology design, physical computing, robotics, wet lab biotech, and machine language. For the last decade, Pilar has managed digital and new media projects for artists, scholars, and universities, including a current two year digital humanities project collaboration at California College for the Arts.

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