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Italian Food, Design & Sustainability – Adult Scholars Program – Fall 2019

550.00 IVA included

Instructor: Katherine Krizek

Meets Tu 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Fall Semester 2019 runs Sept. 9 – Dec. 20


Italian Food, Design & Sustainability

In Rome, this course focuses on Food, food is a social, cultural and aesthetic expression of Italian identity. Italy, the center of Mediterranean culture, and in particular Rome is uniquely suited to be the site for such an exploration. Case studies of companies like Alessi, Illy, and Boffi will focus on the links between industry, product development and communication design. Key “Cradle to Cradle” concepts will guide our analysis of contemporary Italian examples of products, packaging and the built environment.

Learning about traditional food culture and its expression through movements such as Slow Food, the global, grassroots organization, founded in Italy to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, will serve as a platform for discussions on social justice and equity. Connecting with one of the UN organizations dedicated to food in Rome will provide a global view of these concepts.

About the Instructor

Katherine Krizek is an American artist and designer from New York. She has worked in industrial design for major Italian companies such as Cappellini, Zanotta and Bialetti. Her work has won numerous awards in Italy and the US, and she is represented in the Permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

As a teacher and practicing artist her primary interest is exploring the multi-layered ways art, design, and architecture relate to each other.