The Environmental Design of Olive Oil

with Céline Semaan

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How much do you actually know about the olive oil sitting in your pantry? In partnership with Fibershed, this class dives into the origins of olive oil and its colonial history and the impact of regenerative agriculture on olive oil and the connection between soil to fashion. Guest speaker Dr. Arielle Johnson introduces us to the flavor chemistry of olives and chef DeVonn Francis talks equity in food and fashion.

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Céline Semaan

Céline Semaan is a Lebanese-Canadian researcher, designer, public speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and executive director of Slow Factory, an institute and lab that transforms socially and environmentally harmful systems by designing models that are good for the Earth and good for people. She currently sits on Progressive International’s Council alongside Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy and has published in Elle, the New York Magazine and Teen Vogue. Her inter-disciplinary work at the intersection of fashion, climate, and politics has been covered by numerous news and fashion outlets.

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