In her studio practice, Raquel explores image-making processes to produce limited edition publications.


Braque Meets Hejduk

Experimental Type, *work in progress*

Braque meets Hejduk is a typographic experiment inspired by three shapes, the color yellow and a cast shadow.

Portals/ Orbits/ Scape/ Holes/ Land

Limited Publication, 2019

A limited edition publication in collaboration with Megan Lynch created for the SF Art Book Fair. Portals/ explores landscape form through abstract imagemaking.
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Trash Cam

Photography, 2017-ongoing

Trash Cam is a documentation of food packaging and food waste seen in Paris, Hanoi, San Francisco, New York, airports, and other international cities. Check out wastefutures for recent captures.

*work in progress*

“Relationships between the hand, the food and the land."


Interviewed by the Dutch Institute of Food and Design. read here


Wasplates

a collaboration with Berg

Paper plates made from the paper trail of the food system. Formed over second-hand ceramics. 

Exhibition
SF Art Book Fair, 2018
Primer Conference, 2018
FoodInno Symposium, 2018


Pocket Picnics

Prototypes, 2018

“From hotdogs to bon bons, tacos and sauces, anything can be served onto an individual’s Pocket Picnic for eating on the go.”

Pocket Picnics is a playful reimagining of eating in the public domain. These  prototypes represent a consumers efforts to mitigate wasteful food packaging. As a fiction artefact, this work asks, “how will your eating habits impact the earth?” 

MFA Design thesis, CCA  
Exhibition
MFA Design Thesis Show, 2018
FoodInno Symposium, 2018
Primer Conference, 2018


Risograph prints sold at
SF Art Book Fair, 2019
SF Art Book Fair, 2018
Otis Art Book Fair, 2018




Eating Gestures

Illustration, 2018

An illustrated catalog of eating choreographies framing how the body engages to the food it is trying to eat. 
MFA Design thesis, CCA

Hand-Plates


Risograph prints sold at
SF Art Book Fair, 2019
SF Art Book Fair, 2018
Otis Art Book Fair, 2018


Designed and printed at the California College of the Arts (CCA)

Craft of Use

Exhibition Identity, 2017

Poster for Lynda Grose’s end of semester graduate studio exhibition. Designed for and printed on a risograph.

Designed and printed at the California College of the Arts (CCA)

Memory Plastique

Video, 2017

Memory Plastique is a choreography of hands and amalgamated plateforms* designed to elevate intimate eating gestures. This video performance inspired the narrative for the cumulative MFA Design thesis publication, Hand. Food. Mouth. 

*amalgamated plateforms were made by vacummed forming stacked plaster models in Lunch Mass. 
MFA Design Thesis


Cradle

Sculptures, 2017
Cradle is a plate-form series made from stacking food packaging. Using hands to perform gestures of care and attention, this work invites us to reflect how we interact with our food, ultimately reinterpreting what it means to eat.
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Photography by Kaylan + Daniel Gies

Exhibitions
CCA Curator’s Award, 2018-2019
La Comida es Medicina, 2018
CCA Commencement Show, 2018
Craft of Use Exhibition, 2017


Lunch Mass

Sculptures, 2017-2018

Lunch Mass is a collection of people’s lunch food packaging aimed to highlight eating and wasting in the public domain. This project inspired the development of Cradle and is also featured in the publication, Hand. Food. Mouth.

Lunch Mass and Cradle was exhibited at the California College of the Arts commencement show where it received the Curator’s Award. From 2018-2019, select pieces from Lunch Mass remained on display at the San Francisco campus.

Exhibitions
CCA Curator’s Award, 2018-2019
La Comida es Medicina, 2018
CCA Commencement Show, 2018
Craft of Use Exhibition, 2017



Past Futures, an edible insect dinner

Identity and Eating Experience, 2018
 
This pop up event is a collaborative effort between me, Monica Martinez, and Illya Haro. In this collaboration, we were interested creating an eating experience that would create a dialogue for guests to taste pre-colombian ingredients with insects as sustainable protein futures. We presented our concepts as eating landscapes at the O2 Artisans Aggregate. see more

In addition to the eating experience, I produced the menu design and identity for Past Futures. The illustrations were derived from Monica’s sketches of each dish. The menu was printed in risograph and designed for guests to take home as a memento of this eating experience.
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All designs were created exclusively for the February 8, 2018 dinner.

James Goggin Poster

risograph and processing, 2017

This poster was created for a performance lecture by James Goggin at the California College of the Arts. The images were coded in Processing and produced with a risograph printer to overprint the digitally coded texture.

Designed and printed at the California College of the Arts (CCA)

Sweet Space

Public Interactives, 2017

Sweet Space is an interactive food making activity for the annual CCA-hosted Nightlife Event at the California Academy of Sciences. 100 Space Desserts were created at the night of the event.
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sponsored by CCA for Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences / in collaboration with food designer, Yunwen Tu

et sens

Eating Futures, 2017

Et Sens is a culinary mail-order service for consumers to reclaim sensory eating experiences using smells, textures and flavors from the past.

The concept is set in 2027 where tactile eating experiences are highly sought after due to rising temperatures, causing a world-wide decline of big agro.
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This work was created in a sponsored graduate design studio called ‘Actionable Matter.’ Taught by Scott Minneman and Marykate Meyerhofer. Sponsored by The Institute for the Future. 

Presentated at
The Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, 2017
Speculative Futures Meet Up, SF, 2017


Probes

Eating Futures, 2017

What if we could redistribute leftovers? What tools might we need to conduct safe food checks?

In this design fiction project, Probes imagines a government-led program where Food Agents work in the back alleys of food vendors to verify safe consumption of second-hand food. 

This work was created in a sponsored graduate design studio called ‘Actionable Matter.’ Taught by Scott Minneman and Marykate Meyerhofer. Sponsored by The Institute for the Future.

Presentated at
The Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, 2017
Speculative Futures Meet Up, SF, 2017


Sites Unseen

AR installation, 2016

Prior to the earthquake in 1906, Strawberry Hill was a picnic destination with grand views of the Sand District. Today, little to no trace of the architecture remain. This public interactive uses augmented reality to revive the fallen architecture, the Sweeny Observatory Colosseum.

Exhibited at Gray Area Technology, SF mentors/ Maria Mortati + Scott Minneman


10e

print + web publication, 2015

10e is a web and print based index that organizes artists and designers based on ten elements of art and design. Taking inspiration from the Periodic table of elements, 10e organizes each artist (Ar) and designer (De) by prescribing 3 out of 10 elements that describe their work.