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RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture

The Department of Interior Architecture at RISD offers a 2-year MDes Program in Adaptive Reuse, a 2-year MDes Program in Exhibition in Providence, RI.

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Culture, Cuisine and Connection

By Archinect
Dec 6, '21 4:47 PM EST

The final installment of RISD’s African Food and Culture series focuses on the African Alliance of Rhode Island’s newly expanded Bami Farm.

“When I cook the food I grew up with in Jamaica, I can feel my mother and my grandmother with me,” says Brown University alumna Lauren Campbell. “Food connects you when there’s no longer physical contact with your homeland.”

Campbell spoke in early May as part of a virtual community conversation focused on African food and culture. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture Elizabeth Debs—a longtime member of Providence’s Sankofa Food and Culture Initiative—the panel discussion also included Ugandan artist Dora Mugerwa BRDD 15 FD, operations and engagement coordinator at RISD’s Nature Lab; RISD Dining Executive Chef David Gould; and Julius Kolawole, director and cofounder of the African Alliance of Rhode Island.  (read more)