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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2020 ➔ Agritopias


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Jeharrah Pearl (designer)
Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)


May 4 2020


Agritopias is an experimental agri-tech project designed in partnership with Prime Produce & Seeds to Soil Cooperatives. It is a decentralized food network comprising fifteen fostered food production stations adopted by participants. This information is represented by a network visualization showing the transfer of resources in an interactive online (?) platform where users can log their growing experiences. This knowledge exchange consists of experiential logs, automation experiments, and acts as a user driven system. Through sustainable ethos and community based art practice, the project will produce a revised, open-source system of healthy food sourcing that prioritizes accessibility and contains a lightweight system of support through information exchange. Participants fostering plants have the option to exchange and transplant their desired portion of their plant yield into an on-site aeroponic chamber. This project documents a network of exchange grounded in mutual aid principles.

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