Sat, 23 July 2011
Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones. Both an installation artist and photographer, Naomi was the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a large scale installation calling attention and raising funds for the 48 million children orphaned in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists around the world. Naomi has served as an artist-in-residence at Columbia College Chicago in 2008, 2010 and 2011. She speaks internationally on the topics of art and activism as well as her installation works. She is currently both a TED Senior Fellow and Carl Wilkens Fellow, respectively.
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Category:arts -- posted at: 10:28am PDT
Sat, 2 July 2011
Samin Nosrat creates community around food with her varied endeavors as a cook, teacher, writer, and accidental activist. She's known for the Pop-Up General Store, Tartine Afterhours dinners, Home Ec Cooking Classes, and the nationwide Bakesale for Japan that raised $140,000. Her newest project is organizing Chez Panisse Foundation's Eating for Education, a grassroots effort to create national awareness about school kitchen/garden programs nationwide. At the heart of all of Samin's work is the fundamental belief in the power of food to create meaningful connection.
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Category:food -- posted at: 7:29pm PDT