Food & Climate Change: Growing a Cultural Movement

Thursday, October 24 6 PM - 8 PM Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and Marfa Dialogues/NY.

Food has powerful cultural meaning, and has increasingly become part of the growing ideological and political discussions around the planet’s changing climate. Food can help communities develop, sustain, and increase their viability while helping mitigate negative impacts of climate change. This cross-disciplinary brainstorming and dialogue will examine how sustainable, locally designed and developed solutions can help communities respond to the challenges of climate change. The discussion will focus on design and cultural interventions that reconnect people to food production while transforming the environment. This forum aims to spur discussion and action among farmers, urban community leaders and innovators, designers, artists, policymakers, scholars and others who are engaged in developing effective and imaginative responses to climate change.

A conversation with: Linda Goode Bryant, founding director, Project EATS Nevin Cohen, assistant professor, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Management Program, The New School for Public Engagement Molly O'Neill, longtime food writer, cookbook author and founder of cookNscribble and LongHouse Food Revival Fabio Parasecoli, coordinator, Food Studies Program, The New School; author of Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture Radhika Subramaniam, director + chief curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design Joel Towers, executive dean, Parsons The New School for Design

Moderated by: John Rudolph, executive producer, Feet in 2 Worlds

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Marfa Dialogues/NY is an examination of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice taking place this October and November 2013 in New York City. A collaboration between the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation, Marfa Dialogues/NY will feature more than 20 Program Partners, including the Center for New York City Affairs, and a spectrum of exhibitions, performance, and interdisciplinary discussions at the intersection of the arts and climate change.