Rooting for Change: The Economics, Society, and Politics of Food
Fri, March 24 at 11:30am, Michigan League, Koessler Room (Third Floor)
Students, faculty, and community members will share their perspectives on food justice and sustainability. A zero-waste meal will be provided by MDining.
Kiley Adams is from Puyallup, Washington, and is currently pursuing a dual degree in medicine and sustainability and development at the University of Michigan. She is interested in the intersection between human and non-human health and like thinking about how food systems, air and water quality, and accessibility to safe outdoor nature areas all collide to influence human health.
Nayethzi Hernandez is a graduate student at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). Her passions include food sovereignty, environmental justice, transformative food systems, reducing barriers to education, indigenous sovereignty, and climate justice.
Alexandra Talty is a writer and multi-media journalist covering water ways, food production and the environment – or any combination of the above. She is a 3rd generation surfer and volunteer ocean lifeguard and also runs a hobby oyster farm.
Prototyping is a tool that can be used throughout the design process: to generate ideas, validate concepts, or explore technologies. There is a need to develop and test ideas without causing harm to others, while the possibilities have evolved exponentially — new prototyping tools and approaches are introduced every year. This workshop will help you understand what, how, and when to prototype, and to transform good ideas into interactive, emotional experiences with an equity lens.
This event is part of Innovation Week programming and is hosted in partnership with Design+Business at Michigan Ross.
This session will be run by Keesa V Johnson (MDes), an award-winning creative systems designer and design strategist who uses African and indigenous principles throughout the design thinking process. Keesa works in different dimensions of the Michigan Food system working to build a more equitable future through community-engaged design and research using equity as a lens for social innovation. She currently has her own design firm called the Equity and Access group which works on systems change projects in the food system. She is also the Racial Equity Chair of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, the project leader for the Washtenaw County Black Farmers Fund, and has been a design leader within academia, government, and technology companies. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or thru her LinkedIn profile.