Food Systems – Interventions & Remediations

Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya, Michelle Hessel, Nikita Huggins

A curated exhibition of projects representing the final work from students in the Spring 2016 section of Food Systems.


A short documentary about food waste in which 2 ITP students try to understand why we waste so much food; A campaign aimed at working with Brooklyn farmers and restaurants to save “ugly” food produce , a soil analysis made with Arduino that talks about the importance of composting. Our goal is to educate people about food, especially about food waste. With these projects, we want to not only create awareness about the topic but also to discuss the possible solutions to it and what we can do on our daily basis. This exhibition should stand next to the project “Trash Talk”, submitted by Dana Abrassart.


Food Systems: Interventions + Remediations

Replicating Nature

Adi Wiedersheim Sendagorta, Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya, Kevin Stirnweis

A series of digital flowers will grow in flower pots arranged on a shelf, receding and breaking down in the presence of humans.


As we strive to replicate the real world with larger screens and better graphics, we ironically destroy the natural world we attempt to imitate. Our project confronts the individual with an intended replication of nature but as the viewer gets closer this replication disintegrates, leaving the viewer thinking about how our desire to reproduce nature actively aids in its destruction.

Replicating Nature is comprised of six flower pots featuring unique projections resting on two shelves. Proximity sensors are installed so that when someone approaches these projections of flowers, they begin to “glitch” as they then disappear.