Ron Broglio, Maja Kuzmonovic, Nik Gaffney, Adam Nocek, Stacey Moran
The project brings together scholars and practitioners to reimagine how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert. Working with Maja Kuzmonovic and Nik Gaffney (founders of FoAM), researchers design rituals for urban-desert attunement that forge new possibilities living in uncertain times.
(Events and Activities)
Spring 2017 (May/June): fieldtrip 1, observations, questions, travelogue, etc.
Spring 2018: prototyping and experiments (first iteration): thalient lab, D&S walk , reader 1, equinox eve prototype
Spring/Summer 2019: reader 2
Fall 2019: Installation, ASU library
A collaborative art and design project that reimagines how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert.
The Fieldnotes contain suggestive impressions emerging from each of FoAM’s field trips in Arizona.
Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring with the Dust & Shadow walk. Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney (FoAM.Earth) invite you to attune, to experience diverse forms of listening, and to practice a geomancy for the age of climate chaos. As we walk in silence through the Sonoran dust in the shadow of civilisation, we may begin to hear the murmur of matter, uncover desert refugia amidst urban life, and forge new connections with the unexpected.