NIBS + NOMS
N+N was meant to give Grand Rapidians the opportunity to connect with one another across class, nationalities and ethnicities by telling their own stories and connections to age-old recipes, fast-food favorites, etc. After all, we all eat.
Food: the most delicious embodiment of memories and storytelling. We all eat, and we all have stories, from whipping up family classics to the corner eatery serving up comfort in a bowl. Nibs + Noms is a platform and resource for Grand Rapidians to interpret ways of collecting, making and eating food, and a chance to explore food curiosities. Nibs is a collaborative, themed zine that will be published on a quarterly basis and Noms is a site for Grand Rapidians to share sustenance-related content that catches their whimsy.
For complicated reasons, the project didn’t launch, but it had much community buy-in, from contributors to institutions offering their support and resources. You can read more about the life of N+N here.