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Food For Thought: A Razor, A Shiny Knife Comes to the SJDC

On Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m., the culinary performance troupe a razor, a shiny knife will bring its creations to the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) with New York Mud Pies or A Taste of Climate Change: Urban Reforestation in NYC. Using the latest culinary techniques, they will create a series of edible info-graphics to evoke the soil structures affecting the thousands of city trees that struggle to shade and cool our five boroughs. This event, which will be held in the SJDC galleries at 2 West 13th Street, is free and open to the public.

A razor, a shiny knife, who became a citywide sensation earlier this year with their impromptu dinner on the L train, will work with data from the NYC Urban Forest Restoration Study, which includes scientists from The New School, including P. Timon McPhearson, assistant professor of urban ecology at The New School for Public Engagement and the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

The program is a part of U-n-f-o-l-d, the major fall exhibition of the SJDC, which features work by twenty-five artists, musicians, writers and other creative practitioners who participated in Cape Farewell expeditions to the High Arctic and Andes, where they witnessed effects of climate change firsthand. For more on U-n-f-o-l-d, visit the SJDC website.

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