Collaboration between Tracey Deutsch (PI) Julie Grossman (Horticulture), Sheri Breen (Poli Sci-Morris), Karl Hakanson (Extension) and LaDonna Redmond (Outreach Director for Seward Friendship Coop and local food equity activist). Cofunded by OVPR's Serendipity Grant and Imagine Chair. Imagine Chair funding would extend monologues performances into suburban/exurban areas and into summer 2017.
Two Northern Spark performances in June 2016 and June 2017 respectively, with a series of community potlucks and public food performances in the intervening year.
Work with graduate students to develop teaching modules on food studies and to facilitate deeply interdisciplinary graduate learning in food studies among CFANS, CoD, and CLA students. Chair and Emily Hoover (Horticulture) will collaborate on this.
Reading groups at Duluth and Morris campuses, speakers, and Tompkin's Winton Chair Cornerstone Events in late March 2017.
Digital Learning and Public Engagement project. Chair will do in conjunction with Jigna Desai, Catherine Squires and Gordon Park High School students
Conversations with community partners, faculty, and students from which partnerships and themes of capstone event (The Food Institute) will emerge.
Website portal for relevant events and courses on the Morris, Twin Cities, and Duluth campuses.
Graduate students who will periodically report on Imagine Chair events and assist in framing subsequent ones.
partnering with community gardens and local tour guide Karl Haakanson
Linked First Year Seminars with a shared focus on food equity and food studies; each partnering with a different community group. Instructors: Greg Donofrio, Tracey Deutsch, Lorena Munoz, Emily Hoover
Project that brings over 500 Duluth middle schoolers to a sustainable agricultural farm, to explore students' own "food stories."
Collective construction of a digital map and archive of stories collected via Imagine Chair projects. Map will be displayed at closing institute and stories will be archived on our website. We will also explore possibilities for a permanent presence for both sets of records.
Consultation between collaborators and Virajita Singh about processes, and spatial changes, in light of conversations that have occurred among faculty, students, and community members.