In October 2013 the Rhizome Alliance (Deborah Boardman, Rodger Cooley, Akshay Rathore, Kevin Kaempf, Eric May and Preema John, Project Manager) organized an exhibition and symposium, Rooting: Regional Branches, Global Concerns.

An amazing array of artists, chefs, farmers and activists and students at SAIC gathered to tour urban farms, discuss, cook, eat and make work reflecting on the global food crisis. The events took place at the Chicago Cultural Center, SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, Iron Street Farm and Roots & Culture.