“Culinary Temporalities” with ayodamola tanimowo okunseinde

In a future world, a time of post-planetary existence: what is our food culture? Do we hold tight to current culinary practices? Do we develop new notions of food? How do “we" know the world through food and how do we make home from food via the construction of narratives related to ideas of culture and identity? Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (@) discusses and workshops some of his culinary art projects, including "Provisions" and "Temple of Taste and Remembrance" as they relate to time, memory, and futurity.

Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo) is a Nigerian-American artist, designer, educator, and time-traveler living and working in New York. His works range from speculative design to physically interactive works, wearables, and explorations of “Reclamation”. His past residencies include Eyebeam, IDEO’s Fortnight, New INC, Recess Assembly, and The Laundromat Project. He has presented at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Afrotectopia, Brooklyn Museum, EYEO Festival, M.I.T. Beyond the Cradle, and Tribeca Storyscapes amongst others. His works exist between physical and digital spaces—across the past, present, and future—and ask us, via a technological lens, to reimagine notions of race, identity, politics, and culture as we travel through time and space.

Okunseinde has taught at 92Y, Bennington College, Hostos CUNY, and New York University. Ayo is an Anthropology M.A. candidate at The New School for Social Research where he is exploring Blackness in time and space. He holds an M.F.A. in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, New York, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design.