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SILENT SPRING CREATIVES
The Silent Spring Creatives project, lead by Witt visiting artist Pinar Yoldas, was a dining event inspired by and in honor of Rachel Carsons's book Silent Spring (1962). The project culminated in a dinner event held at the Ann Arbor Natural History Museum in 2017 that had an honorary seat reserved for Carson herself, and invited professionals engaging in food, culture and sustainability. Other invited guests were Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills, Monsanto Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley, and Governor Rick Snyder, none of them attended.
Silent Spring dining event featuring logos, ceramic dinnerware and menus designed and fabricated by myself and other art and design students.
POP Plate Decals (2016-2017)
Ari Weinzweig, owner and co-funder of Zingerman's and one of the guests invited to the Silent Spring dining event, examining a plate with decals of POPs.
Invited guests were prompted to engage in a conversation about the sustainable food systems in the context of the work they were encountering at the dinner table. Find out more about this project here.
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