Introduction to Food Design
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 2080
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Food Studies
  • Design
  • Design Research
This course is designed as a source of inspiration to get students interested and involved in the rapidly growing field of Food Design. Taken separately, both Food and Design are highly relevant subjects onto themselves; Food is our most basic need, Design is one of today’s most valued platforms for innovation and problem solving. Taken together: relevance and passion! Food Design is an emerging trans-discipline concerned with any action that can improve our relationship to food in a variety of ways and instances. These actions can focus on the design of the edible product itself or its context, including food objects, spaces, process and practices. This course is meant to empower students with the impact that design can have on concrete situations they encounter on a daily basis with regards to food. The course is conceived as a design project, with the possibility of hands-on components. The scope is kept close to familiar and immediate issues that students can grasp and identify with. The personal projects each student works on is related to their personal lives and surrounding environment, so as to engage design issues relating to food through a learning experience in which ongoing results are examined by firsthand experience.
Course Open to: Degree Students