My research explores an approach to food studies that centres creative practice. I question how our food futures are framed, what is good enough, and the environmental and nutitional health values that are promoted as solutions.
I engage with my own relationship to food, as both researcher and participant in working towards reminaging food futures, with a particular focus on the UK food system. I am interested in how these futures can be tasted, and how with a food design approach, the consumption of food becomes an essential part of the research process.
My work explores the role of FOOD ART and FOOD DESIGN in navigating food issues and food values and everyday food realities in the UK. I am particuarly interested in popular food culture and food media, from Fanny Cradock and Julia Child to new representations of food practices in the digital realm.
I am a current Techne funded PhD student, with supervisers in the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Humanities. Whilst working on my PhD I have taught on the Research Practices module, delivered to MArch Master of Architecure, MA Sustainable Design, MA Architectural Urban Design and MA Interior Design students.
I have a Masters degree in Sustainable Design at the University of Brighton, as well as an undergraduate degree in Fine Art Critical Studies. Alongside my academic studies I have worked in many restaurants across Brighton, West Cork and Liverpool. This is what initiated my interest in food and helped to develop my food design practice. I have also exhibited work at the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill On Sea and at ONCA Gallery in Brighton.
Master, University of Brighton
Award Date: 8 Feb 2019
Bachelor, University of Brighton
Award Date: 13 Jul 2017
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