Sarah Rich will discuss the ways that food can be applied as a lens for understanding and shaping urban environments, and how design can be used to transform and improve food systems. From small-scale product innovation to large-scale policy decisions, Rich’s lecture will explore the productive connection between food and design.
Sarah Rich is a writer, editor and new media entrepreneur. She is a co-founder and editor of the Knight-Batten award winning Longshot Magazine and curator of the international conversation series, Foodprint Project. Formerly, Rich was a senior editor at Dwell and managing editor of Worldchanging, where she co-authored and edited the bestselling book, Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century (Abrams, 2006). Her most recent book, which looks at urban farming in America, will be released in spring 2012. Rich’s writing appears in The Atlantic, Wired, BusinessWeek, The Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, Creative Review and elsewhere and she serves on the board of directors for Project H, a non-profit organization working to promote humanitarian design
The Fall 2011 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink.
When: 27 Sep 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Where: MFA Design Criticism Department, School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Price: Free and open to the public