Zuri Camille de Souza

Souza Zuri Camille

Zuri Camille de Souza is a cook and graphic designer. She eats to understand and she cooks to think. Working with landscapes, the ocean and migration, she writes, collects plants and gathers stories. With a sharp interest in politics and botany, her work focuses on the way human beings, individually and collectively, interact with their environment through acts of healing, ingesting and nourishing. She searches for the perceptual, sensual and emotional foundations that shape these interactions and looks for design processes that restore and challenge our relationship to the natural world. In 2017, along with Jimmy Granger, she co-founded A-1 publishers, a floating publishing house and worked on Lesvos on a collaborative landscaping project and independent publishing workshops with displaced communities on the island from 2018-2019. She is also a passionate sailor and currently based in Marseille, France, where she runs a caterer that aims to decolonize South Indian culinary identities through thought-out, plant-based meals rich in flavor and history.