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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2018 MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ Ar.Tea.San


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Hanyu Zhao (designer)
Sven Travis (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)


May 17 2018


While various art projects introduce Pan-Asian tea culture by showing different tea ceremonies or teaching customs at the tea table, there is no project about the process of tea cultivation. Ar.Tea.San fills this gap. Ar.Tea.San inquires into the aesthetic aspects of the tea cultivation and expresses the aesthetics through creative storytelling so that the viewers gain a deeper understanding of the long history and complicated practices of producing fine tea.It is an installation of both physical objects and digital animations. Through playing with Ar.Tea.San, the viewers are immersed in this deliberate practice of creating the farm-to-table experience of tea. Ar.Tea.San aims to let the viewers revalue tea and appreciate the pan-Asian practice. It provokes the viewers’ curiosity and interest in the deeply complex agriculture of tea.




Hanyu Zhao. Ar.Tea.San. May 17 2018. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2018 MFA Design and Technology program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Jul 2019.

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