Food Futures is a special student exhibition by current and graduates from the California College of the Arts MFA Design Program. There will be limited food samples available throughout the event.
Yunwen (Tutu) Tu is a freelance food designer whose passions are the future of food and education. She is constantly looking for ways to push design boundaries and rethink the global food diaspora post-2030 resulting from current environmental, socio-economic, political, and technological trends. Her mission is to create moments of wonder and delight for the users, results in fun experience. Tutu’s design work has been featured in food design exhibitions at the Asian Art Museum, Foodinno, California Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Culture Center. Lastly, Tutu has also collaborated with social mission leading restaurants like Perennial and Don Bugito focused on reducing the environmental impacts through eating.
Rocky Raquel (Rocky) Kalil is a multi-disciplinary designer whose practice weaves architecture, interaction and design research methodologies in order to create unique, holistic systems. She embraces both research and intuitive experimentation which allows her to create practical and speculative work that aims to inform and expand realities. She has collaborated and presented edible experiences at the California Academy of Sciences, the Institute for the Future, and Don Bugito. Her latest work in future foods investigates plate forms and rituals for reducing waste while eating on the go. This summer, Raquel will be designing at Xerox PARC and making work at YBCA with Future Farmers.
Benner Boswell is a designer and maker whose work visualizes sustainable futures through material experimentation and research. He approaches projects as provocations. They are meant to evoke and test, not to answer. Benner’s practice focuses on expanding design’s material vocabulary and advocates for a regenerative approach to making. Benner is currently an MFA candidate in Industrial Design at California College of the Arts and will be working with Future Farmers this summer at YBCA.