Amanda White

Portfolio of artwork and current research projects


Visualizing Foodways:
Art+Food Relational Approaches

Course Description:

This course focused on critical artistic approaches to food and agriculture from a relational, personal perspective. Over the fall semester, students developed their own research/research-creation projects as well as a collaborative garden installation.
Drawing on theory from the environmental humanities, critical plant studies, feminist perspectives, science-fictional ecologies and biological arts, we examined personal and physical relationships with the world through the food that we eat. Students engaged with these ideas through reading, making (studio, kitchen, garden), site visits and interdisciplinary, research-creation approaches and examples (theory, art, fiction, etc.) with a particular focus on edible plants, and plants in agricultureSyllabus (link)

Link to Student Project Website

Read about the course in this article from Western News: