Residency Unlimited


Talks | Mar 21 2019 6.30pm

Dirt & Debt Biweekly Suppers Series with guest speaker: Lee Davies

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University, 411 Lafayette St. 5th Floor
BRING: yourself, of course, and a shareable edible

Residency Unlimited + Allie Wist invite you to our bimonthly series of creative food discussions with our guest speaker Lee Davies

Lee Davies is the program director for the FoodFutureCo accelerator. She came to the food industry by way of the anti-hunger movement and international development in agriculture. She believes that business must be an active player to create equitable access to delicious, healthy, and ethically-sourced foods. Prior to FoodFutureCo, Lee completed an Americorps Vista year with the Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative and conducted Fulbright Research in Zomba, Malawi.

Lee received her M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and the Environment from Tufts University, and is Permaculture Design Certified. She closely follows innovations surrounding soil health, sustainable seafood sourcing, and anti-hunger policy.

What are Dirt & Debt Suppers you ask?

-An exciting art + food systems discussion group
-Casual potluck-style gatherings every other Thursday evening
-Residency Unlimited Dirt & Debt residency artists + people in the food world + students
-A creative dialogue about food systems issues

We’d love your company and if you cook well, we love you even more.

In a global context of escalating ecological crisis, polarizing inequality, and demographic shifts driving urbanization, healthy and accessible land/dirt/earth/soil are at the core of healthy societies. Dirt & Debt is a three-month residency initiative organized by Residency Unlimited, inviting artists to envisage new pathways to how we build and manage our built and natural world in order to foster equitable, ecological, compassionate community. The residency is curated by Livia Alexander and Jane Philbrick. 2019 participating artists are Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, Melissa Marks, Anna Riley, Jessica Segall, Candace Thompson, Luisa Valderrama, and Jeni Wightman

Residency Unlimited (RU) supports the creative process and promotes exchange and diversity through its unique customized residency program and year-round public programs. We nurture local, national, and international artists and curators at all stages of their career. RU is particularly committed to promoting multidisciplinary practices and building lasting connections between residents and a broad range of communities. Collaboration and partnerships are at the heart of our mission.

New York University's Food Studies Undergraduate and Graduate programs employ approaches from the humanities and social sciences to analyze the current American food system, its global connections, and local alternatives. Its mission is to examine the ways in which individuals, communities, and societies produce, distribute, and consume food using cultural, political, economic, environmental, and geographic approaches.