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Food Paper Alcohol

Date: Fall 2011

Location: UAD (University of Arizona Downtown), Tucson, Arizona.

Organization: College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona

Collaborators: Sandra Bernal, Clay Calkins, Romiar Karamooz, Reid Olson, Shane Parker, Luis Quijada, Jen Ryan, Kyle Szostek, Michael Sullivan, Sean Vanderwall

Support: Robert Miller, JT Fey, Larry Medlin, Ed McGuire, Carlos, Peter Baer, Crystal McGuire,Liam Frederick, Peter Wilke, and Mr. Bradley

Students at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) at The University of Arizona (UA) and Worker, Inc. presented "Food, Paper, and Alcohol: an Exhibit on Downtown Tucson" in the Fall of 2011. The exhibit took an initial step of looking at downtown Tucson and its relation to the local area, region, nation, and globe through the lens of a few select raw materials of the urban fabric food, paper, and alcohol. The exhibit was about our community and a call for us to refer to our daily practice as a complicated set of relationships between sites, economies, legislation, politics, and cultural processes.

The exhibit included photographs, videos, interactive maps, field guides and checklists, and a timeline to inform the public about the complexity surrounding these three simple ingredients. The audience learned about food sources in Tucson, endangered farmlands in Southern Arizona, an interactive comparison of the number of bars in 6 western United States cities, a checklist of the dumpsters in downtown Tucson, how trash leaves downtown, and more!

Food Paper Alcohol
Food Paper Alcohol
Food Paper Alcohol
Food Paper Alcohol
Food Paper Alcohol