In this R/GA Lecture event Monica and Rosanna will get together and present a brief trajectory of their artistic practice and the development of their interest in edible insects and street food culture.
Monica Martinez is an artist, educator and designer. Her complex sculptural constructions are concerned with urban architectural landscapes, industrial buildings, containers and other objects related to food surpluses.
Rosanna Yau is an interdisciplinary designer based in San Francisco. Rosanna explores ways to make entomophagy (the consumption of insects as food) accessible. She is an advocate of learning through making and sharing—as a result, she is not only interested in encouraging people to try eating insects, but to also be creative and try cooking insects themselves as well. Rosanna will discuss her experiences in raising, harvesting and cooking insects, and her thesis that explored utilizing the familiar as a method to reframe edible insects as food.
Friday, May 13 · 4:30pm – 5:30pm
R/GA San Francisco
35 South Park Street
San Francisco, CA