Decarbonized + Decolonized Dinner Party Talks + Workshops


Decarbonized + Decolonized Dinner Party Talks + Workshops

A series of student-led workshops will be hosted, with the support of Parsons faculty, outside guests, and organizations, to create the artifacts of a carbon free “Dinner Party” on April 22nd, Earth Day, bringing attention to the impact that global warming has on our NYC communities and socially just approaches to decarbonizing practices. Using food waste and circular design strategies, students will create objects such as tables, plates, cutlery, candelabra, and linens that will be used in a performative event and exhibition.

Workshops will be student led and hosted Tuesdays in March at 6pm on the 4th floor of the L Building.

Faculty and outside guests will support students through talks and workshops around plant based material making and methods of working with waste as materials.


3/1 Materiality + Food (This workshop will be hosted on Zoom, click here for link)

Linyee Yuan will moderate opening Talks for this Decolonize + Decolonize workshops

The Future of Food / Linyee Yuan, MFA Industrial Design PTF

Making Food, Make Place: Preservation of Cultural Identity, Self-Orientalism as Resistance & Decoloniality through Food in Manhattan’s Chinatown / Sam Tong, MFA Interior Design Thesis Student

Materials and Experimentation with Food / Jonsara Ruth, Healthy Materials Lab

Food Waste, Composting & Closing the Gap on Food Insecurity in NYC / GrowNYC

3/8 Materiality + Food (2 West 13th 405L)

Biobased Material from Seafood Waste or Mushroom; Waste is the New Luxury? / TOMTEX / Uyen Tran, MFA Textiles Alumna  + Ross McBee, PhD

Waste Materials and Food: Workshop and Demo / Sam Bennett, MFA Interior Design PTF and Alumna

3/15: Open Feedback Session (2 West 13th 405L)

Faculty TBD

3/22 Rituals of Eating (2 West 13th 405L)

Table Top, Future of Eating / Dana D’Amico, BFA Product Design PTF

Open Student Share, Parsons Students

3/29 Making for Eating (2 West 13th 405L)

Bobbin Lace, Natural Dyes and Waste / Layla Nathanael Klinger Nowak, MFA Textiles PTF and Alumna

Designing a Radically Inclusive Dinner Party / Michele Gorman, MFA Interior Design Director

4/5: Open Feedback Session (2 West 13th 405L)

Faculty TBD

4/22: Exhibition 

Please email MFA Industrial Design Director, Yvette Chapparo, MFA Interior Design Director, Michele Gorman, and Director of MFA Textiles, Preeti Gopinath, if you have interest in participating, being a research assistant or leading a workshop based on your own research around food waste in the design process.

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