This natuil.us article about banana transportation sparked my interest in bananas, sustainability, and the agriculture industry. Because of it, I pursued the topic in various research courses, and over time, evolved this collective body of work into an independent study. Ultimately, I complied my research into a story for a video and presentation outlining a plan of action.
Presentation for Whole Foods Market
The presentation asks Whole Foods market to spearhead the operation. It also outlines the target audience, and overall goals of the project.
Most of my initial research happened online.
I got wind that there was a history professor on campus that specialized in Latin American Agriculture, and actually wrote a book called Banana Cultures. I reached out to him, and had many interviews with him throughout the process.
As the information piled up, I explored a variety of frameworks to help guide my research and organize my findings. Here are a few below.
Various sketches and snapshots as I began piecing the story together.
Images from a trip to the grocery store, cataloguing produce presentations.