#30 Brooklyn 7.26.11

Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA, previously co-founded/co-directed the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

Daniel Burns, head of the Momofuku culinary lab, former head pastry chef at noma restaurant (CPH), former R&D chef at The Fat Duck (Bray, England)

Natalie Jeremijenko, artist and engineer with background in biochem, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering, exploring the interface between society, the environment and technology. She is an Associate Professor at NYU in Visual Arts, and has affiliated appointments in Computer Science and Environmental Studies. She was recently named one of the 40 most influential designers by I.D. Magazine and is director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic which develops and prescribes locally optimized and often playful strategies to effect remediation of environmental systems, producing measurable and mediagenic evidence and coordinating diverse projects to effective material change.

Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time. Pasternak has been committed to initiating projects that give artists the opportunity to innovate their practice and reflect on contemporary society while engaging millions of people with art that permeates everyday urban life. In addition to her work at Creative Time, Pasternak curates independent exhibitions, contributes essays to cultural publications, and lectures extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Agnes Denes, early conceptual artist, pioneering eco-artist,  employs her investigations into the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry and music in her work. Best known for Wheatfield—A Confrontation (1982), a two-acre wheat field she planted and harvested in downtown Manhattan, a work that addresses human values and misplaced priorities. Denes has had over 350 solo and group exhibitions on four continents, including Documenta VI in Kassel (1977), three Venice Biennales (1978, 1980,2001) and "Master of Drawing" Invitational, representing the U.S., at the Kunsthalle in N├╝rnberg (1982). She has shown at the MOMA, the Met, the Whitney, and 42 other museums.

Dara Greenwald, artist, writer, experimental filmmaker, media activist, curator, founding member of the Pink Bloque, a radical feminist street dance troupe

Annie Novak, founder/director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program and farmer/co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Tracy Candido, creative producer and educator working with performance, public participation, and social engagement. Candido’s work focuses on the intersection of topics such as gastronomy, pedagogy, visual culture, and social networks, using formats such as the workshop, interpretive tours, public programs and group activities. She has developed and taught educational programs at the Brooklyn Museum, the International Center of Photography and at the New York Botanical Gardens. She is a founding editor of 127 Prince, an online journal about the social practice of art and the art of social practice.

Stefani Bardin, media maker working between video, film, installation and immersion. She is currently engaged with a body of work entitled The Pharmacology of Taste that looks at the role of technology on our food systems. Her projects include the repurposing of gastroenterology devices that record images and information from the GI tract in concert with artificial food scents, sound, behavioral neuroscience and cultural history to re-imagine and re-contextualize our food systems within the influences of corporate culture and industrial food production.

Sarah Forbes Keough, photographer, interdisciplinary artist, partner in R&S Media, publisher of Print Fetish, a weblog featuring news, information, reviews and history of magazines, self-published 'zines, handmade books, small press, comix, art books and printed ephemera. She also publishes the food zine, Put An Egg On It.

Mariam Ghani, teacher and artist whose work explores how histories, places, identities and communities are constructed and reconstructed, and the shifting public and private narratives that comprise and contest those constructions. Mariam works in video, installation, photography, community-based projects, and critical writing.

Doug Ashford, teacher, artist and writer. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union where he has taught 3D design, sculpture, public art and theory seminars since 1989. Ashford’s principle visual practice from 1982 to 1996 was the artists’ collaborative Group Material that produced over 40 exhibitions and public projects internationally. Group Material developed the exhibition form into an artistic medium using display design and curatorial juxtaposition as a critical location where audiences were invited to imagine democratic forms.

Tattfoo Tan, seeks to find an immediate, direct, and effective way of exploring issues related to the individual in society through which to collapse the categories of ‘art’ and ‘life’ into one. Through the employment of multiple forms of media and various platforms of presentation, Tattfoo promotes group participation between himself and an ‘audience’. Within this collaborative practice both minds and bodies are engaged in actions that transform the making of art into a ritualized and shared experience.

Nicole Caruth, writer and independent curator, recently curated With Food in Mind and publishes Contemporary Confections

Anthony Graves, artist and writer, has exhibited works in Boston, New York, Copenhagen, and London in venues such as Artists Space, Exit Art, Art in General, and Gallery St. Vitus. He was recently an artist in residence as Camel Collective in Copenhagen.

Lauren Adolfsen, artist and designer who engages with food both metaphorically and as subject matter

Emma Spertus, artist and curator

Heather Rogers, journalist and author, has written for the NYT Magazine, Mother Jones, and The Nation. Her first book, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, traces the history and politics of household rubbish in the US. Her documentary film, also titled Gone Tomorrow, screened in festivals around the globe. Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, her latest book, takes a critical, on-the-ground look at popular market-based solutions to ecological destruction. Rogers has spoken internationally on the environmental effects of mass consumption and is a senior fellow at the progressive US think tank Demos.
Vera Fabian, garden manager and teacher, Edible Schoolyard NYC

Gordon Jenkins, Associate Director of Network Engagement, Slow Food USA

Cynthia Pringle, director of operations at Creative Time

Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, curator and public art consultant

Destin Joy Layne, Program Director at GRACE Communications Foundation, where she supports Sustainable Table, Eat Well Guide and The Meatrix

Juliana Sabinson, artist

Este Lewis, artist

Pamela Brewer, assistant to the president of Slow Food USA

Monica LoCascio, papermag

thanks to Brooklyn Grange and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm for all the fine vegetables.