Issue – 10

Edited by Gordon Faylor + Claudia La Rocco


Microclimates

From San Francisco’s foggy lowlands to the hot and dry outer reaches of inland counties, the Bay Area contains a dramatic array of microclimates, a fitting analogy for the multitudes of cultures and populations that make their home in the United States, which is likewise an amalgam of overlaps and collisions. We’re faced with a never-ending influx of information from a world too big to take in, yet seemingly ever-encroaching. The ecological tumult to which nature is subjected — and which itself becomes nature — mirrors our own fragility and perseverance, our capacities to adapt and resist. Our environments are immediate; so are the ways we relate to them, to ourselves, to what’s in reach.