The International Festival “FOOD interaACTION!” will be held on 9-10-11 December, in an abandoned heritage building known as ‘Albergo dei Poveri’ in Genova.

The event will involve citizens, cultural associations, local authorities, and professionals with the aim to demonstrate the possibility and convenience of recycling materials (including food wastes) as drivers for performative creation, social cohesion, and new economies for the city.

The aim of the Call is to explore the process that brings food from consumption to disposal, by offering new potentials meaning and spatial combination in design reinterpretation. In this regard, one of the main urgencies that architects, designers and artists are called to respond is how to configure new design and creative experiences from discarded products (from waste to resources) and include a wider public as possible in the process, making sustainable more compelling and more attractive.

how to apply

Description and images of the products can be submitted until 20.11.2020

Texts must be submitted in UK English, not exceeding 3000 characters (with spaces) and include the following information:

  • Title of the project,
  • Author’s name and surname,
  • Affiliation,
  • max. 5 representative keywords,
  • 3-4 representative images.

Images, photographs, and other visual materials are to be authored by the submitters, or a written permission for the use of these materials on the digital channels of Creative Food Cycles has to be included by the authors.

Proposals must be submitted in both .doc and .pdf formats to:

Authors of selected projects will be invited to set up a small exhibition (1,5 x 1,5 m) to display the materials during the International Festival FOOD interACTION! The award ceremony will take place on the last day of the Festival, 11 December 2020.

Six top-ranked entries will be prized, through the vote of a jury, with a subsidy of 250 Euros / each


Abstract submission: by 20 November 2020
Notification of the winning projects: 27 November 2020
International Festival: 9-10-11 December 2020

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