We are all master's students who are passionate about urban food solutions. Some of us are studying Sustainability Management, and one of us is studying Design for Social Innovation. We are acutely aware of the many problems with our food system, but we also recognize that virtually all sustainability issues are interconnected. While confronting the challenge of feeding a growing (and increasingly urban) world population, we believe that the current volume of food production is not the real problem. The waste side of the equation is too enormous to be ignored, and in fact holds great potential. We aim to design an intervention that addresses both issues simultaneously with an added benefit of fostering social interaction around food.
Jessica Wu: Farm/homestead enthusiast (former WWOOFer), compulsively anti-waste, ex-biologist, bird lover, worm bin steward.
Kristina Alnes: Avid cook with left-overs, experience in project management and marketing of organic foods, fond of numbers and kale chips.
Adam Gordon: Social entrepreneur, Co-Founder of NYCOMPOST, and fermentation enthusiast passionate about closing the loop between the waste stream and supply chain.
Josh Treuhaft: Systems thinker, design researcher and communication designer focused on solving complex environmental challenges. Equally comfortable doing fieldwork and community engagement as he is writing taglines and creating brand mockups in the studio. Interested in biomimicry solutions to urban system problems. A compost advocate for New York City. And he loves dinner parties.