Working in Spanish with the curatorial team in Panama to design the tour for the new Smithsonian-affiliate BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM was a true pleasure. Architecturally designed by Frank Gehry with Exhibition space by Bruce Mau – I was the last storyteller in, interpreting the space sonically in four languages. A project match for my personal politics, I got to interview the granddaddy of Biodiversity himself – E.O. Wilson!
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL, DC
I may be an agnostic but designing the multi-media tour for the largest gothic cathedral in America – central to their social justice movement – rang my bell! Their art collection is a modern marvel and includes a stained glass window with a rock from the moon. Martin Luther King delivered his last sermon here, and as I worked that archive was comforted by the fact that America’s first black president sat just across the hill.
GLACIER SKY WALK, CANADIAN ROCKIES
Returning to JASPER NATIONAL PARK in the CANADIAN ROCKIES was a trip down memory lane as I had made a film on it for Discovery Channel back in the 90’s. What’s changed is the state of world’s glaciers and even I could see how much it had receded. The mountains can seem inaccessible, but helping people understand what this landscape could mean to them and their future is all in a day’s work.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S AMERICAN CAMPUS, FLORIDA
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE has the largest single collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. 18 stunning feats of the imagination – it’s worth the trip to Florida! Designing an architectural tour for the campus was really about bringing a genius to life. I wanted people to know him by noticing what his eye loved and why. This one is still in production.