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The Flock House Project: Lonny Grafman of Appropedia.org

Lonny Grafman is an Instructor of Environmental Resources Engineering and Appropriate Technology at Humboldt State University, where he also co-founded a full-emersion, Spanish language abroad program, focusing on sustainability and repurposing materials for small communities in the Dominican Republic. He is also the advisor for the Flock House project, which he discusses here with his colleague Wilfredo Veras and artist Mary Mattingly, creator of the Flock House. Together with their students and the communities at hand, Veras and Grafman create sustainable structures using waste and natural materials.

Grafman also discusses his site Appropedia.org, whose purpose is to give people a platform to share ideas and knowledge on sustainable building.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .