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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The project is an experimentation of mobile city kitchen. Streets offer multiple resources as wastes, yard sales, junk shops, materials etc. The ecological impact of our trashes and food wastage is huge, and we asked us, how can we give them a second life ?
IN DA KüCHE is a prototype designed as a combination between used materials (plastics, wood, metal…), secondhand elements (gas cooker, sink…) and plants.
This mobile kitchen was design and build in order to feed an ephemeral architecture festival’s 700 participants, in Paris suburb, in May 2010.
YA+K is a collective of architects, urban planners, artists and designers, making available their knowledge and skills to develop innovative architectural and urban projects. YA+K pays special attention to intangible dimension (cultural, anthropological…) which daily produce the city. Integrating territories realities and resources, current stakes and potential (Social Economy, environmental issues, 2.0 economy, new technologies), the team imagines and designs tailor-made projects, rooted in territories.