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Down to Earth & Up to Us: Community Voices on Environmental Justice

Down to Earth & Up to Us: Community Voices on Environmental Justice

A project by Thomas Stanley, Malik Thomas, and Mark CooleyDeveloped as part of Capital Fringe in partnership with Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, A National Park Service Site, Washington, DC. Download the ECHOES app and Audio Tour here: https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/I6IQtcDrExSgBPPE This is a GPS-aided audio tour that seeks […]

Documentary: Fighting Indians – Coming Soon!

Documentary: Fighting Indians – Coming Soon!

Post production done in good part right here at Spora Studios. Film Website – fightingindians.com About the FilmOn May 16th, 2019, The State of Maine made history by passing LD 944 An Act to Ban Native American Mascots in All Public Schools, the first legislation […]

The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project

A community project exploring the use of art as a way to build bridges across differences in the Shenandoah Valley at a time of national polarization. Organized by Heather Davis and Tammy Ruggiero of United ShenValley Artists and Mark Cooley, Beth Hall, and Celia Cooley […]

Ghosts of Fort Detrick

Ghosts of Fort Detrick

We joined the Yes Men, Randy White from The Kristen Renee Foundation and other activists for a Halloween action in Frederick Maryland to raise awareness about the contamination of the city’s water supply and cancer clusters surrounding Fort Detrick, which is home to a chemical […]

Zea Mays @ Airlie Center & DC Green Festival

Zea Mays @ Airlie Center & DC Green Festival

In Search of Zea Mays was created for the corn maze at Airlie Center in Warrenton VA, home of the Local Food Project (formerly directed by Pablo Elliot). A corn maze was created with the help of heirloom non-gmo corn seed, a tractor and gps […]

The Yes Men vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The Yes Men vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moonlighting as a “journalist” from “Eco-Business Times” at the National Press Club where U.S. Chamber of Commerce makes a stunning announcement!

Draw 2 Gnaw

Draw 2 Gnaw

Local food picnic potluck with the Eco-Art class at George Mason University’s School of Art and Design.

eWaste

eWaste

eWaste 2014 By itself, a brand attached to a product is worth nothing. If brands matter, it is because it is us – faithful consumers – who are branded. This is the job of marketers, who employ artists and designers, statisticians and even psychologists in […]

Urban Forest, DC: Companion Planting

Urban Forest, DC: Companion Planting

Companion Planting 2009 A graphic by Mark Cooley and Ryan Griffis for Urban Forest, DC. This piece is an attempt to visualize the necessity of positioning community and human relations (culture) within America’s traditionally rather alienated view of “nature”. It seems that the most progressive […]