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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KOOKMET, mobile pop-up kitchens in the middle of the market, shows young and old the marvels of cheap and healthy food. 11 funky mobile kitchens, 10,000m² covered market and a MUST SEE bit of Brussels! With a colourful and lovely atmosphere. Just what you need to create a ‘Pop-up restaurant’ in just one day, together with your group or team. Get the ingredients on the market, build, mix, slice, cut, cook, invite others, eat, …! In less than 5 hours build a magically restaurant with the most delicious meals, without even realizing it. Expect encounters you’ve never imagined.
Cultureghem is all about creating a real ‘urban experience’. An authentic experience at a unique location. What we do is all about giving this ‘space’ back to the neighbourhood, to the people from Brussels and to everyone at large. You are the city and the city is you.
You surely can be involved in creating and building it. Join us in this exciting adventure…
Cultureghem is a Brussels based socio-cultural organisation that focusses on reclaiming semi-public space, turning it into true public space. We’re trying to use this space in all possible ways. Be it as a classroom, a concert hall, a football pitch, livingroom or a kitchen. Anything works, as long as it’s open to anyone willing to join.