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Lecture – Amy Franceschini, Founder of Futurefarmers
WhenWednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 236
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDivision of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design…

The Farm that Sailed Away

Founded in 1995, Futurefarmers design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist-in-residence program, and their research interests. The group includes artists, researchers, designers, architects, scientists, and farmers.

A consistent line through their work reveals sustained questioning about how “nature” and “culture” are perceived. They use various tactics to uncover histories and currents related to this divide by challenging systems of exchange and tools used to “hunt” and “gather.”

They often deconstruct or take things apart as a means to visualize and understand the intrinsic logic of an object or subject. Through acts of disassembly, new narratives emerge and hidden potentials awaken. Futurefarmers leverage these situations to create playful entry points and tools where participants gather valuable insight into deeper fields of study — not only to imagine, but to produce knowledge through experiences with the places we live, materials we touch, and food we consume.

Futurefarmers work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, NY MOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Venice Architectural Biennale.

Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers. She received her BFA in Photography from San Francisco State in 1992 and her MFA from Stanford University in 2002. She is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow and 2017 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award for Visual Arts.

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