CONVERSATIONS @ SFAI is a series of critical conversations on complex topics that have local interest, national relevance, and connect with SFAI’s innovative thematic programming. The events bring together internationally known artists and designers with gifted members of our local community to speak on issues that are both diverse in nature and locally relevant. Join us for a food justice conversation as we welcome M12 and Lois Ellen Frank, PhD.
M12: The M12 collective is known for groundbreaking and award-winning creative projects that explore the aesthetics of rural cultures and landscapes. M12 is an interdisciplinary group based in Colorado on the American High Plains that create context-based art works, research projects, and education programs.
Lois Ellen Frank, PhD: Dr. Frank is a Santa Fe, New Mexico- based chef, cooking instructor, author, Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist, food educator, and photographer. An adjunct professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts, (IAIA), her research and documentation include the use of foods & plants amongst indigenous peoples all over the Americas.
CONVERSATIONS @ SFAI begin at 7 pm. Presenters speak for about thirty minutes each, followed by an open discussion with members of the audience. This is followed by a short reception and a chance to visit the studios of SFAI residents. We are located on the SFUAD campus at 1600 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, New Mexico.