Brad Monsma

resilience, kinship, water, fire, ash, creatures, field work

Brad Monsma is a writer and educator and the author of The Sespe Wild: Southern California's Last Free River, as well as essays in The Surfer's Journal, Kyoto Journal, High Country News, and a number of anthologies. He and Amiko Matsuo translated Art Place Japan, a book about the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, a festival focused on community and environmental resilience. They also developed Pyrometric: Telling Stories with Fire, a series of ceramic and mixed media installations about material agency and fire.

Academic CV

Projects: ❶ Reportage ❷ Echigo-Tsumari ❸ California ❹ Strands