Zeenath Hasan

Zeenath Hasan

Senior lecturer
Department of Design Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Zeenath Hasan is a design educator. An erstwhile social entrepreneur and corporate ethnographer, in her current role as Senior Lecturer at the Design Department in Linnaeus University, she serves as deputy head of department in the department leadership group and coordinates the  Design+Change master programme. 

Zeenath also leads the development of Food + Change, a platform engaging food as pedagogy in a cross-sectoral interchange with society and economy. The projects listed below are social experiments and initiatives conceived and conducted by students at the Design Department. 

Making matters matter at the intersection of ecology, economy and society from an urban farm in Växjö. Hubert Gaca
Edible soil was a participatory dinner performance pertaining to the origins of food and diminishing soil due to unsustainable agricultural practices. To develop a relationship to caring with soil, participants / diners used their hands or other vegetables to scoop their food.

Concept and production: Una Hallgrimsdottir, Nada Okruhlicova, Laura Fähndrich

Featured at the Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices symposium
Växjö Konsthall
January 2019
Scenario Salad is a team building tool. Participants are provided with ingredients to compose a salad of their needs, emotions and expectations for the upcoming work year.

Deployed as a tool for a conference wrap up and for the team Drivhuset Växjö.

Concept: Nada Okruhlicova, 2019
Chooks and Feral Fowls
'Eating with Chooks and Feral Fowl' is a critical, performative, storytelling of human-animal relations.

The dinner performance was featured at the Multispecies Storytelling for Intermedial Practice symposium, January 2019, Växjö

Performers: Hubert Gaca, Lacey Dams, Nada Okruhlicova, Norman Lammers, Stephanie Föhr
Feminist Farmers
Feminist Farmers are a regenerative, care-based, community-minded collective exploring feminism and food.

Co-initiators: Karen Cort Nielsen, Laura Fähndrich, Una Hallgrimsdottir, Leah Ireland
In collaboration with Växjö Kommun

Since growing season 2018 onwards.
Located at Brände Udde, 10 min walk from the LNU Växjö campus.
Smoothies to Sustain
Smoothies to Sustain is a non-profit that rescues fruits and gives it a new life in the form of smoothies providing a sustainable alternative to food production while raising awareness, inspiring and educating people about food waste.

Co-initiators: Nada Okruhlicova, Sofia Ratzinger, Lisa Shields
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