How Food Moves & Moving Units (2015-2017)

finalogoIn the summer of 2015 I organized Moving Units, an event series at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, in conjunction with Food, Shelter, and Clothing – an exhibition curated by Aldy Milliken.

Moving Units was a public program series about food and economy.  Through five thematic “Units” this series draws on some of the subjects that are rarely talked together about but effect how people get food and make a living from Kentucky and Illinois to France and China. This project was developed as a part of the Futurefarmers“Grain Pit” installation at KMAC and Republic Bank in downtown Louisville.

Moving Units featured participation from The Berry Center,   Ryan Griffis and Sarah RossJudith LitLouisville Time BankCynthia MainRepublic Bank, Luigi Russi, Nancy Schoenhoff, Sean Starowitz, Slow Money KY, and more. *Logo design by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmers.

This event series led to the following exhibition:

How Food Moves: Edible Logistics 

A group exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery

(March 20 – May 27th, 2017)

Curated by Daniel Tucker

Participants include Kristen Neville Taylor, Amber Art & Design, Stephanie RothenbergRyan Griffis and Sarah Ross, Freedom Arts (led by Candice Smith), Cynthia Main, Otabenga Jones & Associates, Brian Holmes, Claire Pentecost, and Philly Stake.

Project Description:

“Logistics Makes The World Work Better” —  United Parcel Service, Inc.

Food moves through complex patterns of distribution in between the point of origin (“the farm”) and its point of consumption (“the plate”). Increasingly contemporary artists are grappling with the complexity of this movement through research-based and participatory initiatives and projects. This exhibition aims to highlight a range of these works, as well as present newly commissioned projects by artists working in the region who can explore regional specificity of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.

See the project booklet and documentation here