Designing Future Farms and Food Systems

In this hands-on workshop lead by Carl DiSalvo, participants will speculate on the future of farming and food systems, and develop design concepts exploring how emerging technologies might be used in agricultural production and distribution. Of particular interest is how we might appropriate or re-design technologies meant for industrial agriculture to be used in alternative contexts such as small-scale farms, community gardens, foraging, and smaller-scale production of foodstuffs such as cheese-making, butchering, canning, etc.  

Carl DiSalvo is researcher, designer, and educator based in Atlanta. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he directs the Public Design Workshop. His first book, Adversarial Design, was published by MIT Press in 2012. DiSalvo’s experimental design work has been exhibited and supported by the ZKM, Science Gallery Dublin, and the Walker Arts Center. 

Spaces are limited. To register to join this workshop please email Colin Fives at

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  • Where: Studio 1
  • Price: Free - please register

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