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Sophia Dubrovina

New York, New York, United States

Product Design

Member since March 10, 2008


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    I am working with students and faculty who are advocating for a sustainable food system at TNS. I’ve consulted with Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects, an architectural firm working on the design of the New Building for TNS, where I plan to impalement my project.

    My goal is to create school resources/opportunities that will make healthy eating more accessible on campus, while serving as a communal outlet for education about local food from the Green Market, water consumption, and renewable energy.

    Solari is made up of two carts, one for transporting food from the Union Square Green Market and the other for vending food and juice on school campus. Solari makes nutritious food that’s been locally grown available to students removed from options for leading a healthy and environmentally conscious lifestyle while at school.

    Next step is to test my prototype at one of the Earth Week events hosted by Renew School, a student group, which aims to engage TNS members in issues concerning health, environment, and renewable resources. I hope to also implement my project in retail stores that are within the vicinity of greenmarkets— Kiehl’s, a skin and hair product retailer, has shown interest.

  • Solari

    Well-being, Environmental Design

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    Solari: access to a sustainable food system at The New School

    I am working with students and faculty who are advocating for a sustainable food system at The New School. I’ve consulted with Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects, an architectural firm working on the design of the New Building for TNS, where I plan to impalement my project.

    My goal is to create school resources/opportunities that will make healthy eating more accessible on campus, while serving as a communal outlet for education about local food from the Green Market, water consumption, and renewable energy.

    Solari is made up of two carts, one for transporting food from the Union Square Green Market and the other for vending food and juice on school campus. Solari makes nutritious food that’s been locally grown available to students removed from options for leading a healthy and environmentally conscious lifestyle while at school.

    Next step is to test my prototype at one of the Earth Week events hosted by Renew School, a student group, which aims to engage TNS members in issues concerning health, environment, and renewable resources. I hope to also implement my project in retail stores that are within the vicinity of greenmarkets– Kiehl’s, a body product retailer, has already shown interest.

  • Solari

    Community, Environmental Design

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    For my senior thesis I am developing a system/product that makes healthy eating more accessible at The New School campus, while serving as a communal outlet for education about sustainable living. The Green Market, in New York City, is a good resource for providing fresh and sustainable food options; however, there is little that’s been done to bridge the market and The New School despite both parties being within walking distance of each other. Through, my product I hope to alert students to the Green Market and other resources that demonstrate the use of sustainable practices.

    Solari is composed of two carts – one for vending fresh food on campus and another for transporting ingredients from the Green Market to The New School. In key spots within The New School Building, students will have access to either a freshly prepared salad bar or juice. Freshly squeezed juice will be served in place like the Green Roof or Gym. And in certain areas where classes take place, there will be access to a salad bar. Solari will provide students with healthy energy- infused foods, while educating about sustainability.

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design