Patrick Nason


About Patrick Nason

Patrick Nason is an environmental anthropologist whose research is broadly concerned with how humans explore, understand, and relate to the natural world. Recently, he lived in a village with traditional fishermen and woodcarvers in Papua New Guinea. Together with these men and their families, Patrick is developing new ways of sensing environmental change in places like the deep ocean, where human access is out of reach for political, economic, or physical reasons. This research is generously supported by Columbia University, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and The Explorers Club (FN-15).


Life of Malagan
These intricate wooden carvings have confused anthropologists and confounded art historians for over a century.

The Life of Malagan