Robert Farid Karimi, Invited Artist Faculty (2021, 2023)
With 25 years of expertise as cross-disciplinary performer, poet, educator, conceptual dramaturg, and social engagement artist, Robert Farid Karimi brings nourishment, playfulness, and interactive storytelling to spaces worldwide – from General Mills to Off Broadway to Nuyorican Poets Café to HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Hawaii International Film
Festival, The Smithsonian, and South by Southwest. A producer/writer of his performances, films and comedy cooking show, he makes healthy messaging delicious with his interdisciplinary culinary engagement project: ThePeoplesCook Project. As a Creative Capital supported artist, they created ThePeoplesCook Project, an interactive comedic culinary experience serving 60000 & climbing.
Karimi is currently the Co-director of the Public Practice + Generative Play StudioLab at Arizona State University. Additionally, he designs game-performances, interactive immersive theater experiences and themed entertainment to engage players to share stories and discuss social issues that concern the various communities he visits.