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Film by David Seitz Jr.

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May 5 11:30AM-2:30PM
City Farm, Clybourn & Division, Chicago

Featuring: Farmer-Chef-Artist
Ken Dunn Sam Petrichos Amber Ginsburg

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In conjunction with Rooting: Regional Networks Global Concerns Fall 2013 symposium

Ken Dunn

Ken Dunn is the founder of City Farm and the Resource Center, a non-profit environmental education organization demonstrating innovative techniques for recycling and reusing materials. The Resource Center turns food scraps from restaurants and schools in the city into compost that in turn nourishes the tomatoes, peppers and other crops at City Farm. Additionally, the Resource Center’s Perishable Food Recovery Program seeks to reduce the amount of edible food that is wasted in the Chicago area by directing it to local food programs.

Sam Petrichos

Spice! is:
-a mobile eatery that seeks to bridge the gap between food justice and creative arts
– an advocate for sustainable and healthy eating habits
– able to design a menu that is local, limited and determined by what is available at the market.
– not about using elaborate techniques but is about no-nonsense simplicity in showcasing food.
– a company that promotes the disruptive path of entrepreneurial businesses by promoting food independence and creating partnerships with local farmers and other organizations.
– a company that has had the pleasure of working and collaborating with the following Chicago businesses and organizations.

Amber Ginsburg

Amber Ginsburg is a Chicago based artist, editor, writer and educator at The University of Chicago.  She creates site-specific projects and social sculpture that insert historical scenarios into present day situations. Her work looks to the archival nature of a place, a story, or a specific historical detail and finds connections to the rich human dramas of food, architecture and language.

Ginsburg aims to activate objects as collaborators, agent-provocateurs and narrative instigators, studying the intimacy of objects and the small performances between the body and an object.  She is also interested in the performance of knowledge passed down through the making of things, sometimes called craft.  These two ends of knowing an object, how to make it and how to use it, become frameworks for performance in her audience engaged installations.

Ian Wallach
Ian is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago anticipating graduation in 2014. He is a ceramicist and restauranteur. He creates one of a kind pieces within a set of tableware.


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