Well, it's all over, and it's all just beginning. I oh so recently graduated CCA's MFA in Design program, and it is good bye school and hello world time. The time of a job, a weekend, projects with clients, evenings at home. It's both liberating and sad, everything all at once. It's an adjustment, to be sure, from always having something to do, something to perfect, to not having much to do except what is essentially personal work.
A buoy that has been helping my along is a project that I am working on, along with two fellow graduates Cristina Gaitan and Maru Carrion, with Future Farmers. Future Farmers is a hybrid art-designs practice based out of San Francisco. A professor, David Kasprzak (of Will Brown and Colpa Press, amongst other things), set us up with Amy Franceschini towards the end of our semester. We've been designing a seed box for a group of renegade Italian farmers. These famers plant and grow heritage seeds that are not certified by the European Union. They have a secret society that they call the Consortium Instabile, and they get together every few months to swap seeds, tell stories, and practice solidarity. Future Farmers is working with them to create this seed box, seed carrier, that they bring to each meeting that they have.
Below are some of the things we've been working on. More to come.