Heather Smith writes about how cities work, how agriculture works, how
politics work, how bodies work. She has written for Gourmet, Slate, and the book Infinite
City. Currently, she writes about the intersection between the economy and
the environment for Grist.org.
She’s a founding member of the arts collective Shipping & Receiving,
which creates landscape focused work that is to de-familiarize and reveal the
city again. Sometimes this means building a replica of the night sky over
California the year that gold was discovered (1848). Sometimes it means holding
a wrestling match between Dianne Feinstein and a bear.
She is delighted to be at Montalvo, where she’s writing about wilderness and