Have you ever enjoyed a meal together with friends and strangers alike?
Can you imagine a square hosting a big table that neighbours share for dinner in summer nights?
Is it possible to raise awareness and fight food waste by launching a public banquet prepared out of leftovers?
In recent years numerous initiatives worldwide have arisen using food to challenge the way people engage in urban public spaces. Combining various backgrounds such as art, architecture, activism or anthropology, this interventions have been put into practice without any commercial purpose but holding multiple intentions that range from enjoyment and celebration to education or political protest.
City Cook Book is a collection of initiatives enhancing public spaces by bringing people together through food culture. It aims to explore how food can be an effective tool to both transform our common spaces into sites for encounter and social interaction, as well as to engage with larger issues that shape our everyday urban life. Through its digital platform and its print-it-yourself publication, City Cook Book intents to visualize this phenomena, reflect upon it and inspire other initiatives.
City Cook Book is a non-profit initiative developed by Claudia Sánchez and Íñigo Cornago.
Proyecto financiado por Ayudas Creación Injuve
Project funded by Ayudas Creación Injuve
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Two transportable bicycle trailers equipped, designed and built for the Barcelona Garden Network. They consist of two modules that allow encounters to take place in the public space through cooking or the exchange of seeds and seedlings.
During the EME3 International Architecture Festival, we set out to build and initiate a self-management mechanism for shared ecological furniture for the residents of Barcelona, responding to particular collective needs concerning public areas and the revival of empty spaces, which are available in the city.
We are working with the Community Garden Network in Barcelona and with participants, associations, groups and collectives who are interested in defining the content for this set of furniture. The prototypes were built during a participative workshop at an abandoned site in Ciutat Vella. Two fully equipped cycle trailers were built. The module with solar kitchen and water system, which allows the user to cook with minimal energy resources and materials and in any public space and the module with furniture that allows encounters to take place in the public space through the exchange of seeds and/or seedlings.
Two transportable bicycle trailers were built that generate cooking modes consuming the minimum energy and material resources. They consist of: solar oven and sink with filtered water; Furniture for the accomplishment of meetings and horticultural exchanges in the public space.
Pezestudio is a creative cell of architects that created in 2006 that develops projects of Urbanism, Architecture, Design and Action-Research.
We design objects, tools, spaces and practices that promote minimum human impact on the environment, social development, research and production of innovative construction techniques and the generation of collaborative contexts.
We work around concepts such as ecology and society, rural and urban habitats and lifestyles, tradition and technology, reuse and standardization, crafts and do it yourself / do it together, Open source and participation.
We explore and rehearse the possibilities of architecture, design and urbanism as tools for development and social change.