Social Kitchen Ceramics Lab (APA2219.01)

Yoko Inoue

Social Kitchen project links a community service organization (Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services or GBICS) and local residents with students, staff and faculty of Bennington College through various workshops and collective activities that includes the fundraising supper, 2019 Empty Bowls Bennington. To achieve high volume production of ceramic bowls which will be used at the fundraiser, a series of weekend ceramics workshop sessions will be conducted in studios where diverse and cross-generational population of local residents and Bennington College students can work collaboratively. These Saturday sessions also require students’ participation in the community lunch discussions which topics focus on local and global issues in the context of food studies. On some Saturdays students will work at Kitchen Cupboard, a food distribution program of the GBICS. This Lab is a space for on-site collective leaning and it aims to further our sustainable community building.

For ceramics production, the workshops will mainly teach hand-building techniques. Previous experience in ceramics is not required but a high level of commitment in the weekly production schedule is expected. 

(September 14, 21, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9)

2019 Empty Bowls Bennington event is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 17 5- 8 pm.

Corequisites: All students must also register for Social Kitchen: Ceramics, Food and Community (APA2269.01).

**When you register for Social Kitchen: Ceramics, Food and Community (APA2269.01) online, the Registrar’s Office will register you in this corequisite course on Wednesday, May 15**

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
Saturdays 10:30–12:20 & 2:10–4:00
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Advancement of Public Action, All courses.