Teresa Kurtak

Project: 
The Cartel of Good Intentions (Multimedia Exhibition)
Set in Burkina Faso, The Cartel of Good Intentions is a multimedia installation that explores how the western media misrepresents food security issues in Africa. Though widely consumed, Africa's native foods are virtually unknown elsewhere. This is no insignificant omission, for "ignorance is more than just an absence of knowledge: it has a history.. .a political geography laden with political and cultural struggle." Why is there an absence of African food in discussions of African food security?
Advisor: 
Renee Tajima-Peña
Class of: 
2009