We will be announcing our 2023 public events soon! Please check back for dates & locations.

JULY 1-AUG 28 2022

The Bureau will be in nATURE “an exploration of the disembodied relationship and sense of separation from nature.” Birnam Arts, Scotland.

JULY 14-17 2022

The Bureau will be leading The Power of Words Workshop for Science Gallery International, Netherlands. “Bringing together people from across the globe to exchange ideas and share knowledge to inspire action for climate justice”.

MARCH 7-APRIL 10 2022

Commonstrust: Artist and the Commons. Named in collaboration with Exhibiting Artists and The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, “Commonstrust presents six artists (including The Bureau), whose works interweave essential elements of the commons: ecology, culture, and trust.” This exhibition includes a Public Word Making Field Study March 31 2023 from 6 – 8:30 PM in the […]

SeeChange: Pacific A Future 2020-2021

The Bureau is spending 2020-2021 in partnership with The Sanchez Art Center, Kim Anno & Modesto Covarrubias to host conversations with the local community around the reframing of managed retreat, bringing community members together to name their experiences and feelings as they navigate this difficult subject.  We will be facilitating 11 Field Study Salons within […]

NOV 6 + 7 2021

SeeChange: Pacific A Future, Sea Level Walks. The Bureau, in partnership with The Sanchez Art Center, Kim Anno & Modesto Covarrubias will host two consecutive sea level walks. A culmination of two years (2020-2022) of collaborating with the community to create new words will be installed as colorful lawn signs throughout the community. Community participants […]

OCT 28 2021 

MagicEarthMotherTongue: Language for a New Ecology,  The Bureau will be presenting at this public symposium on language, art and its relationship to our changing ecologies.  “Join us for an evening of presentations and conversations with artists and scholars investigating the ways language, culture and nature exist in an adaptive, interwoven socio-logical relationship that influences and […]

JULY 25-SEPT 28 2020

Experiments in the Field: Creative Collaboration in the Age of Ecological Concern, curated by Svea Lin Soll, Berkeley Arts Center. This exhibition addresses ecological concerns as well as serving as a conceptual centrifuge for future exploration and action. The 7 artists in the show expand on the particularities of site, ownership, history, representation, perception, public domain, […]

AUG 10 2020-FEB 1 2023

Bureau of Linguistical Reality Solo Exhibit. 2nd Floor Gallery, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA. A site specific solo exhibition in the gallery. This long term installation will run from August 10, 2020 to Feb 2023. As part of the exhibition we collaborated with faculty and community stakeholders to coin Nauselixir.  A […]

2020 EVENTS CANCELLED due to covid-19

(cancelled due to covid-19) A Place Beyond, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), SF, CA (cancelled due to covid-19) Natural Capital Symposium, Stanford University, CA (cancelled due to covid-19) Collaboration w/ HughenStarkweather, SPUR, SF, CA (cancelled due to covid-19) Transhumance Festival, Sonoma, CA

SEPT 24-29 2019

The Bureau will be engaging participants at the annual San Francisco Green Film Festival. Come visit our Mobile Field Study Office!

JUNE 1-10 2019

The Bureau will be traveling to Toronto, Canada for an Artist in Residency with Blackwood Gallery. More about the Wind, Air, Land, Sea, Residency here.

JUNE 15 2019

Continuing our S.F. Residency with the Institute for Advanced Uncertainty, The Bureau’s Mobile Field Study Office will be holding office hours 2-5pm 1687 Market Street (near Valencia), SF CA. Come visit us and create a neologism! Theme = Displacement

FEB 9 + 10 2019

Continuing our S.F. Residency with the Institute for Advanced Uncertainty, The Bureau’s Mobile Field Study Office will be holding office hours noon-5pm 296 Ivy Street, SF CA. Theme = Disposability

SEPT 12-19 2018

During the Global Climate Action Summit, The Bureau Mobile Field Study Office will be held daily at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) SF, CA noon-5pm.

JUNE 9 2018 

Come out to the Farm! Join The Bureau’s Mobile Field Office at the Transhumance Festival.

MAY 5 2018

The Bureau’s Mobile Field Office will be in Santa Cruz, CA for Follow the Flush, a FICTILIS Social Engagement Collaboration that will include an educational and participatory 5K walk following the path of Santa Cruz wastewater through natural and urban landscape and will also include interactive art installations intended to raise awareness of the water […]


The Bureau often receives descriptions of experiences for which no English word exists. We would love your help in coining a neologism for the experience described below.  Please submit your ideas using the “Submit Word Here” tab found at the top of the website. The Bureau Thanks You.  Here is the definition: “The misdiagnosis that […]


The Bureau will be bringing our Mobile Field Study Office to the 2017 Agrarian Games Saturday Sept 16 2017. Come visit us to see the new words created with Farmers and create new words of your own!  Noon-6pm 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA ​94952


The Bureau’s Mobile Field Study Office will be In Residence at Southern Exposure this upcoming Sunday, March 19th from 2-5pm.  Come share feelings and experiences for which you wish there was a word and create a new neologism.  Southern Exposure 3030 20th Street, San Francisco CA 94110 from 2-5pm.