Ayesha Riaz

Ayesha Riaz
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Ayesha Riaz is a student of Architecture and Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is interested at the intersections of subjects, primarily: film, feminism, design and social justice.

Why Tacos, Pho and Hummus Will Never be Gourmet Food

“The dishes of America’s recent immigrants have become check marks on a cultural scavenger hunt for society’s elite.” — Ruth Tam There is an inherent arrogance that is subconsciously embedded within our perception of “gourmet” food. The most familiar hierarchy within the culinary arts is the ranking of Michelin stars awarded to a restaurant. The Michelin Guide is published by the French...

Developing Countries: Electronic Waste Landfills of America

Since the introduction of personal computers in the early 1990's, our standard of living has continued to rise. With this, companies discovered how to build better and more efficient models of pre-existing products. This development spurred the consumer need to always upgrade and stay at the forefront of technology. However, not much thought was given as to where the discarded electronics would...

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