March 28, 2008
Jonathan Parfrey and Matias Viegener discuss both the utopian and pragmatic sides to building a greener Los Angeles. The two debate the macro and micro issues of bringing a city and its citizens to the figurative table around global warming and public and private fruit.
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who teaches in Critical Studies the MFA Writing Program at CalArts. He is a founder of Fallen Fruit, an art collaboration focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space.
Jonathan Parfrey is the director of GREEN LA, the region’s leading environmental coalition. He also currently serves as Vice-President of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and sits on the board of the statewide group, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. In 2003, Mr. Parfrey was appointed to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Environmental Policy Team, and was previously appointed to Governor Davis’ select committee on radioactive waste disposal. He lives in downtown Los Angeles.