Food Shakers | Food Remakers Workshop

17 – 21 June 2019 | GENOA, ITALY
DAD Department Architecture and Design | UNIGE

The mandatory radical change for the pursuit of sustainable development goals requires a positive and creative attitude to reinterpret the reality that surrounds us and the objects of everyday life. Among those, food waste represents a fertile field either for experimentation either for fully understanding the relationship between ethical elements and the new aesthetic dimension. Considering food waste as an opportunity to develop new products and materials is a revolutionary action and, like all revolutions, must be illustrated and made acceptable by an audience as wide as possible.

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.

Food Shakers | Food Remakers Workshop will investigate the after consumption phase of FOOD CYCLES and how design based on creativity and conviviality can express new interactive ways to enhance circular economy in everyday life activities. The aim is to explore experiences about FOOD WASTE as new material – from organic food waste to the creation of new industrial materials – or FOOD WASTE and food packaging for new products – from organic food waste to real product for consumers.

Workshop participants will have the possibility to showcase the designed prototypes within the 2019 edition of SUQ Intercultural Food, Art&craft, Music Festival that, with its emphasis on Mediterranean food culture and performing arts, represents the opportunity to make this revolution comprehensible and acceptable to all, through the immediacy of the artistic language.

All participants are invited to submit a CV, a descriptive text of the project (max 2000 char.) by filling the following online form and to send a prototype concept by mail to: DAD, Department Architecture and Design, UNIGE Stradone Sant’Agostino 37, 16123 Genova (GE), in order to exhibit it during the SUQ Festival.

The participation to the Food Shakers|Food Remakers Workshop is free of charge. The Food Shakers | Food Remakers Workshop is part of the Creative Food Cycles (CFC) project co-funded, by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The workshop is lead by UNIGE Genova and supported by LUH Hannover and IAAC Barcelona.

To register complete the following matchform by the 4th of June 2019:

Contact:

info.cfcgenova@gmail.com

Timeline:

Matchform submission deadline: 4th of June 2019
Communication of acceptance: 8th of June 2019
Workshop: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st of June 2019


Workshop Programme:

Day One / Mon 17 June 2019:

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Introduction to the workshop – Manuel Gausa and Sivia Pericu (UNIGE)
  • 09:30 – 13:00 Groups Brainstorming
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 – 17:30 Working session: Design studio
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Open table discussion / Reviews on design

Day Two / Tue 18 June 2019:

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Design studio
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 17:30 Working session: Prototyping
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Open table discussion / Reviews on design

Day Three / Wed 19 June 2019

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Prototyping
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Preparatory session: Exhibition within the SUQ Festival
  • 18:00 – 20:00 Event: Artistic Performance “Lay the table” – in collaboration with: SUQ Festival
  • 20:30 – 21:30 Social dinner

Day Four / Thu 20 June 2019

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Introduction to the International Meeting – Manuel Gausa, Sivia Pericu (UNIGE)
Lecture series 1 | Creative Food Cycles
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Lecture: Raffaella Fagnoni (UNIGE)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Lecture: Nicola Canessa (UNIGE)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Lecture: Chiara Olivastri (UNIGE)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Lecture: Giorgia Tucci (UNIGE)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
Lecture series 2 | Creative Food Cycles
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lecture: Sabrina Sposito (LUH)
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Lecture: Emanuele Sommariva (LUH)
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Lecture: Chiara Farinea (IAAC)
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Lecture: Federica Ciccone (IAAC)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch break
Lecture series 3 | Expert Panel
  • 15:00 – 16:30 Lectures of invited experts (tbc)
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Final Round table – Moderation by Manuel Gausa and Silvia Pericu (UNIGE)

Day Five / Fri 21 June 2019

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Final presentation
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Closing Lecture: Manuel Gausa (UNIGE)

Tutors:

UNIGE team:

  • Manuel Gausa (UNIGE – Advanced Architecture and Co-design Expert )
  • Raffaella Fagnoni (UNIGE – Design for Social Innovation Expert)
  • Silvia Pericu (UNIGE – Citizen Participation and Co-creation Expert)
  • Chiara Olivastri (UNIGE – Service Design Expert)
  • Nicola Canessa (UNIGE – Urban Design and participation Expert)
  • Giorgia Tucci (UNIGE –  Urban co-design practices Expert)

CFC Partners:

  • Emanuele Sommariva (LUH – Resilient Urban Metabolism Expert)
  • Sabrina Sposito (LUH – Resilient Urban Metabolism Expert)
  • Chiara Farinea (IAAC – Nature-based Solutions and Advanced Information Expert )
  • Federica Ciccone (IAAC – Advanced Information and Communication Expert )

Location:

DAD, Department Architecture and Design, UNIGE
Stradone Sant’Agostino 37, Genova
SUQ Festival, Ponte Embriaco, Genova