eating & design
To better understand how designers can help humanity to make the changes to its food chain that will be necessary in the future, Premsela, the Netherlands institute for Design and Fashion has organized « Food Cultures : Eating by Design ». This exhibition curated by the designer Marije Vogelzang, is at the Designhuis in Eindhoven, Nederland.
Vogelzang calls herself an “eating designer ». Her work focuses on the activity of eating, its cultural background and the emotions around it. Over the past 12 years, she’s opened two Proef restaurants, written the book Eat Love, and designed dinners and workshops. Vogelzang has invited the curator and artist Koos Flinterman to select works of art for inclusion in Food Culture.
This great exhibition shows the wide perspective and importance of food as a design subject. Highly inspirational, emotional and multi sensorial, the show includes twenty projects from a range of international designers, photojournalists and artists.
Trendtablet managed to catch Marije whose schedule is more than full, to asked her to answer a part of the Proust Questionnaire:
Your favorite virtue ?
The main feature of your character ?
Positivity and fantasy.
Your favorite qualities in a person?
Humor and openness.
Your favorite occupation ?
Dreaming, playing, talking, eating, drinking.
Your idea of happiness ?
Having eye contact with your child, diving inside the eye and understand love without words.
Your favorite colour and flower ?
I am more interested in colour combinations than single colours. I don’t have one favorite. My favorite flower must be edible. Maybe the elderflower.
If not yourself, who would you be?
I often dream that I am a man. If I was a man i would have a beard and groom it.
Where would you like to live?
In a cave on top of an underground hot spring where small creatures live that change color and shape according to what you think of.
Your favorite heroes in real life ?
My mother, Li Edelkoort, Nelson Mandela, Pippi Longstocking (the non-fictional one).
Your favorite heroes in fiction ?
Sophie (Roald Dahl).
Your favorite food and drink?
Something that combines sour and spicy with a touch of sweet and fresh herbs.
What you hate most of all ?
I hate and don’t understand sexual child abuse.
Your favorite words ?
What is your present state of mind ?
In curiosity 2.0. Recovering from business betrayal to eventually bloom brighter, lighter and stronger.
For what fault have you most toleration?
Your favorite motto ?
Crisis feeds creativity.