Maggie Prendergast: A.A.P. (Art, Agriculture, and Planning)

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Maggie Prendergast tending her thesis project garden in front of Tjaden Hall. William Staffeld / AAP
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Maggie Prendergast during her lecture on August 29. William Staffeld / AAP
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Maggie Prendergast talks with a student before her lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Maggie Prendergast tending her thesis project garden in front of Tjaden Hall. William Staffeld / AAP Maggie Prendergast during her lecture on August 29. William Staffeld / AAP Maggie Prendergast talks with a student before her lecture. William Staffeld / AAP

Maggie Prendergast (B.F.A. '11) is an illustrator and graphic designer born and raised in New York City. She is interested in using graphics to explore and promote sustainable food practices and pursues collaborations with socially-minded artists and organizations. Her thesis project at Cornell took the form of a vegetable garden in front of Tjaden Hall, which turned the pesticide-soaked quad into a nourishing space and challenged the university's use of its grounds. After graduating in 2011, she worked as an art director at a small market in New York City specializing in locally-sourced food and since then has broadened her clientele to include Foragers Market, Aperture, The New Voyager, Bjornqorn, Anita's Yogurt, Paddlers Coffee, Feed Me Dearly, and any friend that needs a drawing. She is currently a Wi-Fi nomad, traveling and working around the world.

Prendergast, class of 2011, will discuss her time spent in and outside Tjaden Hall, her experiences after graduating, her enthusiasm for vegetables, and her graphomania.

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