photo by: Eric McNatt

photo by: Eric McNatt


S. Topiary Landberg (aka Samuael Topiary)

media artist, metaphor cartographer, urban landscape information architect

I specialize in nonfiction, spatial storytelling & other kinds of geography documentary
            • cartography documentary
            • landscape film/moving image art
            • environmental media
            • essay trips

I research the history of landscape documentary practices, collective subjectivities, environmental activism, urban studies, gentrification and spatial forms of digital storytelling.  I am a representative for environmental and urban justice political activism. 

Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Oakland Museum

UC Santa Cruz Film & Digital Media PhD Candidate



Documentary film, city symphony film, environmental landscape studies, urban geography documentary, collective subjectivities, iDocs, interactive documentary, multimedia performance, media ecology, essay film, expanded documentary, improvisation, montage, film editing,  collective and multiple subjectivities.