Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2024

Perpetually, In Fermentation
Kiara Putrilia

Perpetually, In Fermentation delves into the complex interplay of post-colonial identities within the culinary sphere of Indonesian-Dutch histories. This 18×29 in reflective metallic book combines literature and research that explores the purpose of notation, the format of knowledge, and the documentation of the ephemeral. By actively integrating the perspectives of diverse academics and artists, and interrogating the parameters of “otherness” in a Western-centric world, the syllabus fosters a nuanced amalgamation of viewpoints.

For each curated essay in the syllabus, there is a corresponding output. (1) Memories of a Dish is a Riso-printed, 4½×7 in, do-si-do spiral-bound comparative cookbook featuring menus interpreted through Dutch and Indonesian cooking traditions. (2) Exotic Appetites is a pocket-sized, ring-bound index of common spices featured in many Indonesian kitchens. (3) The Vernacular Typography of Street Vendors is explored through banners designed by local designers, accompanied by a 90 in long essay contained in an acrylic “tissue box”. (4) Desire in a Bowl of Rice is a conditionally designed lunch experience, where specific portions of Dutch food on their plates were contingent upon diner's ability to engage with prompts centered around class, privilege, and histories. Lastly, (5) A Seat at the Table, a dinner that prompts participants to question conventional dining norms, attraction to the exotic/aversion to the unfamiliar, and the performativity of fine dining experiences. This intentional overload of information aims to encourage active participation in the process of un/re/learning historical narratives.

Sera Aksoy

Faye Arranz

Shravani Bagawde

Han Bao

Iryna Baran

Zein Bdeir

Victoria Beyrard

Anna Blyumenkrants

Tatiana Boccone

Megan Brill

Andrea Chang

Longcan (Hugo) Chao

Jolene Chen

Yu Tung Chen

Yuntong Chen

Loki Chow

Hong Jet Chua

Erin May Cochanco

Janet Delavan

Gayoung Do

Fang Dong

Julia Du

Manan Dua

Colin Elmer

Millie Faber

Siyao Fang

Noah Farjani

Hina Fernstrom

Leslie Fonseca

Sarahi Garcia

Amanda Guo

Charlotte Hailstone

Jieun Han

Mary Hatcher

Elliana Hau

William Hsu

Olivia Hu

Grace Huang

Jung Hwangbo

Krishika Jain

Yoo-Jin Jang

Janice Ji

Wenjie Ji

Eneya Joshua

Yung Ching (Aurora) Juang

Maya Kalinowski

Jasmine Kan

Nabeeha Khalid

Palakh Khetrapal

Jessie Kil

Hope Kim

Hye Yoon Kim

Jenny JaeMin Kim

Lindsay Kim

Aarya Kini

Claudia Kok

Vidhi Kontham

Themis Kung

Hoi Man Kwok

Katherine Lam

Camille Le Bars

Haylee Lee

Minjae Lee

Stacey Lee

Chenxiao Li

Vivian Liu

Sarah Ma

Rosie Mai

Kamryn McKenna

Haley Moore

Graeme Mounsey

Syrus Mow

Viviann Nguyen

Chloé Nini

Smitee Oberoi

Talita Ozkok

Surya Pande

Shruti Pathak

Kelly Peng

Aayushi Pitta

Zoey Poole

Kiara Putrilia

Anjali Raju

Rand Rivera

Virajini Sanghai

Sofia Santana Arrezola

Noor Selim

Anna Sham

Lakeisha Esthetique Sharonina

Carly Shelton

Mengqi Shen

Vanessa Shimon

Alex Vinicius Silva

Arjun Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Hajin Son

Yi Song

Alexander Soukakos

Aarya Srikumar

Hannah Suh

Yuka Tamura

Cynthia Huiwen Tan

Sidhya Tikku

Raquel Trevino

Sophie Tsang

Gianna Waldron

Haotian Wang

Yi Wang

Yichen Wang

Yingjie Wang

Victoria Winter

Sage Won

Sora Wong

Shiyao Wu

Tong Wu

Qian Xiang

Faith Xue

Tong Yu

Helen Zhang

Jinyi Zhang

Yixiao Zhao

Yufan Zhao

Haiyu Zhou

Yining Zhou

Feiya Zuo