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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Banco Guerrilla (BG) is a platform for the popular reconquest of public space, its social role as a meeting place and territory for the expression and exercise of diversity. Faced with a system of rules that restricts to the minimum the practices admitted in the streets, and to a real urban attack against banks and spaces of meeting in the city, BG intends to develop a role of agitation and fomenting the roll of agitation and of promotion of new dynamics of appropriation and use of public spaces.
The BG project is based on a research and exploration of the spaces of temporary occupation by the citizens, and of collaboration with “communities of uses” to enhance and dignify their practices through the production of prototypes that allow a better interaction between users and city infrastructure.
TXP is a multidisciplinary group of architects, designers, artists based in Madrid.
TXP proposes new modes of city production by enabling new channels, tools methodologies and frameworks for urban innovation involving the active participation of citizens
TXP develops its main activity from collaborative practices raising citizen coproduction processes where it is co-diagnosed is co-designed, constructed collectively and defined citizen management models collectively
TXP is articulated in different networks of collectives and agents that cooperate and share knowledge, experiences and resources. (Network of collective architectures, Red Hacenderas, GRRR Resource reuse group, Madrid Social Market, COOP 57, etc …)