Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian-born American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Art History and a BFA in sculpture from Kent State University in Ohio, an MFA sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Al-Hadid constructs large, architectural sculptures from media such as polystyrene, plaster, fiberglass, wood, and wax which are often concerned with entropy and human monuments. The Tower of Babel, medieval cathedrals such as Chartres, and labyrinths such as the labyrinth at Crete are among her references. She has had solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and at the Arlington Art Center, among others. Al-Hadid has been a grantee of the Nimoy, Tiffany, and Pollock-Krasner foundations, as well as the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2009 she was a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow.
Subhankar Banerjee is an Indian born American photographer, writer, educator and activist. He first studied engineering in India and later earned two masters degrees in physics and computer science at New Mexico State University. In 2000 he left his scientific career to begin a large-scale photography project in the American Arctic which culminated in the book Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights, resource development and climate change. More recently he has focused on global forest deaths from climate change. Banerjee founded climatestorytellers.org, became a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and has been appointed Director’s Visitor at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study for Fall 2011. His photographs have been exhibited in more than fifty museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe and his work has been published in various magazines and newspapers including two collaborations with writer Peter Matthiessen for The New York Review of Books. Banerjee has received the inaugural Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation, the inaugural Greenleaf Artist Award from the United Nations Environment Programme, the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation, and a Special Achievement Award from the Sierra Club, among other honors.
David Benjamin is principal of The Living, a New York-based architecture firm, and director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University. The Living's work explores adaptive technologies and responsive architecture through open source, collaborative, hands-on research and design. Recent projects include Living City, a platform for buildings to talk to one another; Living Light, a pavilion in Seoul that displays real-time air quality, encouraging public interest in the environment; Proof, a series of design studios exploring evolutionary computation as a design technique; and Architecture Biosynthesis, a hands-on research initiative about synthetic biology, DNA programming, and innovation in building construction. Before receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, Benjamin graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Social Studies.
Richard Black is an Australian architect who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, and with Michelle Black is a partner in Times Two Architects. He has co-authored three books on his teaching and research activities which explore overlaps and adjacencies between architecture and landscape. His work along the Murray River, Australia's longest and most agriculture-intensive watercourse, is a sustained investigation into the impacts of floods on the riverbanks and towns along the river. His proposed designs are based on sustainable solutions for the health of both the river system and its residents. Black’s drawings and maps from this project are the first architectural works to be archived in the Center for Art + Environment Archives.
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, and the Los Angeles County Museum. Born in Ontario, Burtynsky is a graduate of Ryerson University and studied Graphic Art at Niagara College in Welland. His exhibitions include Oil at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Manufactured Landscapes at the National Gallery of Canada, Before the Flood, and China. His images have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Art in America, The Smithsonian, Harper's Magazine, Blind Spot, Artforum, National Geographic and The New York Times. Burtynsky has been awarded the TED Prize, The Outreach award at the Rencontres d’Arles, The Flying Elephant Fellowship, and the Roloff Beny Book Award. In 2006 he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada.
Gaetano Carboni Gaetano Carboni founded the Pollinaria Arts Center and Organic Farm in Abruzzo, Italy in 2007. He is currently pursuing a PhD in environmental law and economics at the University of L'Aquila, exploring the environmental protection and regeneration role of collective property systems. Pollinaria is an organic farm and artist residence operating in the rural context of Abruzzo. It offers spaces and support to projects proposed by creative thinkers in the arts and sciences, fostering cultural progress and innovation in the region. Carboni commissioned Amy Franceschini's recent work This is Not a Trojan Horse.
John Carty is an anthropologist and curator who works with Aboriginal artists throughout the Western Desert, Pilbara and Kimberley regions in Australia. He writes broadly about Australian Aboriginal art and the notions of human-environment relationships that desert painters explore in their work. He is co-curator of Yiwarra Kuju: the Canning Stock Route, an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art and oral history. Based at the Research School of Humanities at Australian National University, he is currently writing his PhD on the creation of ‘Country’ in Balgo art in the Western Desert. Carty will be a Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment for 2010-2012.
Pilar Cereceda, a geographer and the Founding Director of the Atacama Desert Center at the Catholic University Santiago, is an expert on arid and semiarid areas, water collection, fog, acid rain, and their hydrography and water resources. She has written a dozen books on the geography of Chile and hundreds of articles for scientific journals and conference proceedings in Chile and abroad. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Action Program to Combat Desertification (PANCD) and Desertification UNDP programs, and has been a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme. In addition, Cereceda is a member of the editorial board of Geocarto International, Atmospheric Research, and the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.
William L. Fox, Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, has variously been called an art critic, science writer, and cultural geographer. He has published twelve books on cognition and landscape, numerous essays in art monographs, magazines and journals, and fifteen collections of poetry. Among his nonfiction titles are Aereality: On the World from Above; Terra Antarctic: Looking Into the Emptiest Continent; In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle; and The Void, the Grid, and the Sign: Traversing the Great Basin. Fox is also an artist who has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in seven countries since 1974. Fox has researched and written books set in the extreme environments of the Antarctic, the Arctic, Chile, Nepal, and other locations. Fox is a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and Explorers Club. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Science Foundation, and has been a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Clark Art Institute, the Australian National University, and National Museum of Australia, and twice been a Lannan Writer-in-Residence in Marfa, Texas.
Amy Franceschini is a San Francisco artist and educator who uses various media to encourage formats of exchange and production, many times in collaboration with other practitioners. A theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. She founded the artists collective Futurefarmers in 1995, and cofounded Free Soil in 2004. Her solo and collaborative work has been included in exhibitions internationally including ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She received her BFA from San Francisco State University and her MFA from Stanford University. She is currently a visiting artist at California College of the Arts and Stanford University. She is the recipient of the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, Artadia, Cultural Innovation, Eureka Fellowship, Creative Capital and SFMOMA SECA Awards.
Fritz Haeg lives and works in Los Angeles where he runs a studio practice as well as the happenings and gatherings of the Sundown Schoolhouse, and the ecology initiatives of Gardenlab (including Edible Estates). Haeg studied architecture in Italy at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and Carnegie Mellon University. He was a Rome Prize fellow in 2010-2011, a MacDowell Colony Fellow (2007, 2009 and 2010), and was nominated for National Design Awards in 2009 and 2010. He has variously taught in architecture, design, and fine art programs at California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College of Design, Parsons School of Design, and the University of Southern California. Haeg has produced and exhibited projects at Tate Modern; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Mass MoCA; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, Cambridge among other institutions.
Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Professors Emeriti at the University of California at San Diego and currently research professors at University of California at Santa Cruz, have been making works addressing global change since 1974. Since the mid-eighties they have done a large part of their work in Europe and have recently completed a book on the future of the European landscape. Titled Grüne Landschaften, Vision: Die Welt als Garten, the publication was commissioned by the Schweisfurth Foundation of Munich and Hannover 2000. A major exhibition, Greenhouse Britain and the Force Majeure, was mounted by The Kala Art Institute in Berkeley in 2010, a year in which they were also awarded the prestigious 2010 CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water & Environment Management) Prize. They have had exhibitions at venues such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the San Francisco Art Institute; The Detroit Institute of the Arts; The Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia; The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; The Museum of the Revolution, Zagreb, Croatia; the Bauhaus Dessau, Germany; the Jeruzalemkapel, Gouda, Holland; The Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle BRD, Bonn, Germany and in many other museums around the world. Their works reside in numerous museums, including the Pompidou Center in Paris; the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; the Brooklyn Museum; the Museums of Modern Art in New York and Chicago; and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel.
In 2009 Laura Jackson was appointed music director of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra but also maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor with orchestras across the United States and overseas. She has recently appeared with orchestras in Manila, Philippines, Phoenix, North Carolina, Boca Raton, South Carolina, and Modesto, as well as in Atlanta, Detroit, San Antonio, Baltimore, Alabama, Sacramento, Toronto, Berkeley, and with the New World Symphony in Miami. During her three years with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Conductor, Jackson led numerous performances including Young People's Concerts, the Symphony 360º Series, Summer Classical Concerts, as well as two ASO Classical Subscription Series concerts. In 2005 she performed with the Colorado Symphony as winner of the Taki Concordia Fellowship. Prior to joining the Atlanta Symphony, Jackson studied conducting at the University of Michigan, and attended the Tanglewood Music Center in 2003 as the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow. She has recorded with the Bournemouth Symphony in England as well as the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra.
Patricia Johanson earned a master's degree in art history from Hunter College in New York City, then worked as an assistant to architect Frederick Kiesler as well as artists Joseph Cornell and Georgia O'Keeffe while establishing her early career as a Minimalist painter. She exhibited her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1966, the same year she began making large-scale outdoor work. The following year, Johanson was commissioned by House and Garden to design a series of "artist garden" proposals. In 2008, Harvard University Press published the drawings in a book titled Patricia Johanson's House and Garden Commission: Re-construction of Modernity. Today, these drawings continue to serve as inspiration for her large-scale infrastructure projects. Johanson, who has received two Guggenheim Fellowships and has worked as a visiting artist at Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), continues to design civic infrastructure projects that combine art, ecology and functional infrastructure into public landscapes that can be used and enjoyed by the public. Her projects in Dallas, Petaluma, California, Salt Lake City and Scranton, Pennsylvania incorporate municipal flood basins, sewers, water-treatment systems, flood control structures and restored ecological habitats into landscapes that are framed and made accessible by sculpture.
Seattle-based artist Chris Jordan spent ten years as a corporate lawyer before devoting himself full-time to photography. He is best known for his large-format digital works based on data about human consumption. His books include Intolerable Beauty – Portraits of American Mass Consumption, In Katrina’s Wake – Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster, Running the Numbers – An American Self Portrait, and Running the Numbers II – Portraits of Global Mass Culture. Jordan has presented at the TED conference, and in 2008 traveled around the world as an international eco-ambassador for National Geographic.
Thomas Kellein is Director of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. He received his doctorate from the University of Hamburg and is a prolific author and curator. From 1988 to 1995 Kellein served as director of the Kunsthalle Basel in Basel, Switzerland, where he mounted exhibitions of Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Andy Warhol, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and the group of artists known as Fluxus. He next served for fourteen years as director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany. While there he organized exhibitions by artists such as Kasimir Malevich, Henri Laurens, Jeff Koons, Adam Fuss, Vanessa Beecroft, Ilya Kabakov, Alvar Aalto, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoko Ono. In 2009 he mounted the exhibition 1968: The Great Innocents, which focused on a pivotal year in world culture, and then opened The 80s Revisited. Dr. Kellein is an acknowledged authority on the artist Donald Judd. In 2002 he curated the exhibition Donald Judd: Early Work, 1955-1968, which was shown in Bielefeld and at The Menil Collection in Houston.
Geoff Manaugh is a writer and essayist whose work at the award-winning BLDGBLOG surveys “architectural conjecture, urban speculation and landscape futures.” He is the former senior editor of Dwell magazine, and a contributing editor at Wired UK, a contributing editor at Archinect, and Senior Editor for David Haskell’s Urban Design Review. Along with Nicola Twilley, he organized and co-curated the "Landscapes of Quarantine" design studio and exhibition at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2009. In addition to lecturing on a broad range of architectural topics at schools and museums around the world, and writing freelance articles for publications such as GOOD, Volume, Abitare, and more, Manaugh has taught design studios at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute, and the University of Technology, Sydney.
One of Australia’s preeminent painters, Mandy Martin has been both a Fellow and a lecturer at the School of Art at the Australian National University, where she remains an Adjunct Professor at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. She has had numerous exhibitions in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, the USA, and Italy, and her works reside in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Her publications include the books Inflows: The Channel Country; Strata: Deserts Past Present and Future, and the recent Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve.
Christie Mazuera-Davis currently serves as the Lannan Foundation’s Program Director for Contemporary Art and Public Programs. Previously she was the Curator of Education at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, and the Family and Art School Programs Coordinator at the Oakland Museum of California. Mazuera-Davis received a BS in Arts Administration at Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the John F. Kennedy University.
Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, that Subliminal Kid, is an electronic and experimental musician who has worked in everything from hip-hop to classical modes, and has collaborated with musicians worldwide. He has published two books, Rhythm Science and the recently released The Book of Ice, about his Antarctic work. In 2009 he presented Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and examines the transforming face of Antarctica in the wake of global climate change. In his effort to better understand the fragile environment and ecosystem of Antarctica, Miller travelled to the continent with a mobile recording studio to capture sounds of ice and the reverberations it produces. Since 2009 he has been working on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific where he will open an arts center. Miller is a Professor at the European Graduate School (EGS) where he teaches Music Mediated Art.
A world-renowned authority on the behavior of rivers, Gerald Nanson earned his PhD at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and teaches at the University of Wollongong School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Nanson has published numerous papers on issues of erosion, flood risk, river management, and river rehabilitation, and how climate affects flood and drought in what is the driest, flattest, and hottest continent.
Jorge Pardo is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow whose work explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. He has produced works and environments for the Dia Art Foundation in New York City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and for Skulptur Projekte Münster in Germany. Pardo received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His paintings, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Palais des Beaux Arts, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Rodrigo Pérez de Arce is a professor at Catholic University Santiago in Chile where he also runs his own architecture practice. He started his private practice in England, taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and then the University of Bath, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University. Pérez de Arce is a member of the interdisciplinary team for Arid Zone studies at the Atacama Desert Centre, where he helping develop a master plan and the design of the Fog Garden installations at Alto Patache in Northern Chile. He is currently refurbishing a public market in Valparaiso, a World Heritage Site, and is researching the subject of play as generator of architectural and urban form.
John Reid has a humanities degree from Australian National University, an MFA from the University of New South Wales and professional qualifications in graphic design. He joined the faculty of the Canberra School of Art in 1978, and now teaches at both the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU, and the ANU School of Art. As a visual artist, he works with photography, performance and collage to address human rights and environmental issues. Reid developed the award-winning School of Art Field Studies program and is founding coordinator of its Environment Studio. His research includes software development for remote supervision of field research, and procedures for artist engagement with rural community management of natural resources. The archives for Reid’s Fishman Project reside at the Center for Art + Environment.
Alexander Rose is Executive Director of the Long Now Foundation. He has been an artist in residence at Silicon Graphics Inc., a project manager for Shamrock Communications, and a founding partner of Inertia Labs. Rose has attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated with a BA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University. As director of Long Now, Rose has facilitated projects such as The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Along with collaborator Danny Hillis, Rose developed and shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock—the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London. He founded the Robot Fighting League and his combat robots have won over six world championship titles as well as appeared in the TV show BattleBots. Rose has built large pyrotechnic displays for the Burning Man festival and he is a nominating judge for The Webby Awards.
With recent premieres of commissioned works by major ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, composer Sean Shepherd’s music has appeared in celebrated venues across the US and Europe. Highlights include the National Symphony Orchestra’s CrossCurrents Contemporary Music Week at the Kennedy Center, the 2008 Aldeburgh Festival, and a portrait concert at the ultra-modern Radialsystem V in Berlin-Mitte presented by the Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble with Shepherd conducting. Oliver Knussen premiered Shepherd’s Wanderlust in Cleveland in 2009, and Alan Gilbert led the premiere of These Particular Circumstances, which was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for the inaugural season of CONTACT!, the New Music Series in 2010. Shepherd was the winner of the 2009 triennial Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2008 Deutsche Bank Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and a first-prize winner of the 2005 international Lutosławski Award. Originally from Reno, he is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he earned his Master’s degree. He holds degrees in composition and bassoon performance from Indiana University, and has recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Cornell University.
Mark Smout is a Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and partner at architectural firm Smout Allen. Together with Laura Allen, he teaches a Postgraduate Design Unit which focuses on landscape, innovative and appropriate technologies, and interpretations of environmental knowledge. Their work in architectural competitions and conceptual design projects inquire into both the agenda and methodology of the design research practice with a focus on the dynamic relationship between the natural and the manmade.
Author Bruce Sterling helped start both the Cyberpunk and Steampunk movements in science fiction through books such as the Mirrorshades anthologies and his novel, The Difference Engine written with William Gibson. MIT MediaWorks published his ebook, Shaping Things, which has been described as “a brilliant, often hilarious history of created objects and the environment.” He served as a “visionary-in-residence” at Art Center College of Design, is a professor of Internet studies at the European Graduate School, and his online projects include The Dead Media Project, the Veridian Design Movement, and Embrace the Decay, which was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He blogs regularly for WIRED.
Nicola Twilley is the author of Edible Geography, Food Editor at GOOD magazine, and a freelance writer with work published in The Atlantic, Volume, Dwell, Wired UK, Landscape Architecture, Urban Omnibus, and more. She is also co-director of Future Plural, co-founder of the Foodprint Project, and co-curator of the recent Landscapes of Quarantine exhibition and design studio at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.
Leo Villareal is a pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer-driven imagery and is known both for his light sculptures and architectural, site-specific works. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in El Paso, TX, and in northern Mexico, Villareal received a BA in sculpture from Yale University, and a graduate degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. From 1994 to 1997 he worked on virtual reality projects at Paul Allen’s Interval Research Corporation in California. In 1994, Villareal attended the counterculture festival Burning Man, which inspired him to begin creating immersive experiences on a larger scale. Recent exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the National Gallery of Art and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Stephen G. Wells, President of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the University and Community College System of Nevada, oversees one of the world's largest multidisciplinary environmental research organizations with approximately 500 scientists, technologists, students, and other support staff. He is a graduate faculty member in the Hydrologic Sciences Program and Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to joining DRI in 1995 as Executive Director of the Quaternary Sciences Center, Wells was Professor of Geomorphology and Chair of the Graduate Program in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Wells began his academic career at the University of New Mexico and ultimately served as Chair of the Department of Geology from 1989 to 1991. Wells has held visiting appointments with the U.S. Air Force Office of Research, U.S. Geological Survey, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and The University of Liverpool as well as established consulting relationships with numerous federal agencies and private companies including the U.S. Department of Justice, Sandia National Laboratories, and environmental and geotechnical firms in the western U.S. He has published some 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and edited six volumes. Dr. Wells has a BS in Geology from Indiana University as well as an MS and PhD in Geology from the University of Cincinnati. He currently serves on the Center for Art + Environment international advisory committee.
Ann M. Wolfe is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, where her scholarship focuses on art and environment and she oversees the development of the Altered Landscape photography collection. She is the author of Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl and Chris Drury: Mushrooms|Clouds, both published by the Center for American Places and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Selected past exhibitions include The Grid: Bernd and Hilla Becher, Katie Holten: Atlas of Memory, Lordy Rodriguez: Surface Depth, Chris Drury: Mushrooms|Clouds, Chester Arnold: On Earth as It Is in Heaven, and Michael Light: Some Dry Space. Wolfe is thecurator of The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, as well as editor and an author of the accompanying book published by Skira Rizzoli in 2011.
London-based Liam Young is an independent designer, urbanist, futurist, and curator, recently named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people working today who will change architecture and design. Young is co-founder of the futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated architectures and urbanisms. His projects deploy fictional near-future scenarios as critical instruments for instigating debate about the social, architectural and political consequences of emerging biological and technological developments. Young also curates international events and exhibitions, and is a celebrated design lecturer. He runs his nomadic teaching studio — the "Unknown Fields Division" — at various universities throughout Europe and Asia, including the Architectural Association, the Bartlett, Cambridge, and Oxford. The Unknown Fields studio was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Medal last year for Young's "Necessary Monsters" unit based in the Galapagos Islands, and it won an award again this year for the Arctic Circle studio, "The End of the World and Other Bedtime Stories."