LENS is collaborating with KCET, Southern California’s independent public TV and digital media company, to produce immersive stories that bring new voices and new ideas into environmental reporting and that bring our faculty and student research into conversation with diverse public audiences. In our pilot year (2017-2018), the project will focus on California as a living lab for exploring the histories and horizons of urban planning, urban biodiversity, sustainable food and water, green technology, environmental equity, and multispecies justice.

Our team, comprised of faculty and graduate students representing Anthropology, English, Environmental Science, Film and Television, Geography, will work KCET producers and editors on a series of innovative storylines that will include feature articles, short documentary video works, interviews, maps, and other media.

LENS-KCET Environmental Storylines for 2017-2018

  • Reimagining Taylor Yard and the LA River
    Jon Christensen, lead faculty member
  • Multispecies City: L.A. as a Biodiversity Sanctuary
    Ursula K. Heise, lead faculty member
  • California‚Äôs New Food Cultures
    Allison Carruth, lead faculty member
  • Wetlands and Cultures of Water
    Jessica Cattelino, lead faculty member