Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Archeworks goes to Venice

Employee Mason Pritchett spent the better part of the past year as co-director for a design project at Chicago-based Archeworks alternative design school. The project - the Mobile Food Collective - explores social and environmental impacts of food and develops innovative ways to bring people together around these discussions.

The project team has designed a fleet of mobile structures intended to act as both connector and instigator within local food cultures to encourage discussion around the concepts of heritage, ownership, exchange, connection and to explore personal and cultural relationships with food. The MFC is many things: an education and exchange platform for food cultivation; a venue for food preparation or cooking demonstrations; a distribution unit for seeds, soil, compost, and produce; a space activator within a community event; or the centerpiece of a harvest dinner.

The project has received a positive response and strong support so far, including the opportunity to exhibit our work in the US Pavilion for the 2010 Venice Biennale curated by Kazuyo Sejima. The group is looking for further support to complete funding goals in order to finish the fabrication, build an archive, and host cultural exchange/design workshops during their time in Italy.

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