Tensegrity Productions is a digital media company focusing on stories of environment, art, community, and climate change in the American West. We work with non-profits, scientists, teachers, musicians, artists, thinkers, and dreamers to share stories that we hope will lead to positive change.

We borrow the term “tensegrity” from architect and visionary Buckminster Fuller who observed a principle of fluid interconnectivity in nature, a tensional integrity, or tensegrity.  By this elastic property of interconnections, when one element of a tensegrity structure shifts, all the other elements shift as well, adapting for a new configuration, yielding without breaking.  We use this metaphor to illustrate the interconnectivity of communities, ecosystems, even our entire planet.  We all effect each other, and greater strength and resiliency can be found not through rigidity, but through the ability to sway and adapt.

We live in an increasingly complicated world, and we believe that lasting, sustainable change comes only when all sides of the story are acknowledged, when every stakeholder has a voice.  We believe in the power of collaboration and in the benefit of seeking common ground in our humanity.  As climate change hurls us into a new global reality, we are ever more dedicated to seeking solutions and bridging ideological divides through the simple yet profound acts of listening, sharing, and cooperating; through storytelling. Tensegrity Productions is owned and operated by Sarah Koenigsberg and is based in Walla Walla, WA. 

 Filming artist Ian Boyden as he works on his land arts installation "Entering the River"  Still photographs by Tyson Kopfer

Filming artist Ian Boyden as he works on his land arts installation "Entering the River"

Still photographs by Tyson Kopfer