The unpronounceableTrädgård på Spårethas a simple meaning: “garden on (the) track”. It is, in fact, the name of both the place and the association, turning the old forgotten railway track on Södermalm, an island of Stockholm, into a community garden. Since 2012 a big variety of vegetables and flowers have grown inside around 200 wooden boxes. Education is important as well and there are scientific descriptions of the plants, gardening courses and projects with schools and kindergarten.
Juicy Cycling by Olga Goloshchapova, Olga Becker, Borko Horvat (Germany-Russia-Kazakhstan)
Juicy Cycling is a “pedal-powered” Fresh Juice Bar. Through recycling old bicycles connected to a centrifuge, a glass of freshly-squeezed juice can be obtained in only a few minutes. The idea of the project is to construct a Fresh Juice Bar with a real-time action, involving the public of the area. The bar is constructed of recycled materials, such as old bikes and cable reels. One single module contains a personal seat at the pedal machine combined with a table and a juice squeezer.
Contemporary Prophecies by Alisa Goikhman and Iohanna Nicenboim (Germany- Israel)
Contemporary Prophecies is a street food stand, offering handmade fortune cookies that contain scientific statistical statements inside. Some of the cookies and the messages are produced on site, having as well a performative aspect. By replacing the classical “fortunes” messages with statistical facts, the project explores the thin line between predictions and prophecies and to which extent it is possible to separate both.
This is one of the project selected through the Public Design Festival’s international call for entries.
Q-Cina is a mobile kitchen made for the street-food and for culinary events (public and private). The design has been inspired by street-food kiosk but it is carried out in an modern style and ready to be used outdoor.
Open call for international public design projects inspired by the theme of the street food, as a tool for enhancement of public spaces, socialization and aggregation. Submission deadline: 28th February 2014 Submit your project
A few days left to enter the open call for international public design projects for the next edition of Public Design Festival in Milan (Italy). The theme is food and you can get inspired by the images enlisted in this tumblr blog over the years.
Within the frame of Wienwoche 2013, the Austrian performance-collective wastecooking came up with a disruptive and uncommon proposal in opposition to the system of conventional supermarkets. It’s the wastecooking’s free supermarket, a food shop where everything is for free and anyone can enter. Under the motto “food is culture… don’t waste it, cook it”, the shop offered waste-diving tours in the neighbourhoods, a cooking campaign with food salvaged from the rubbish bin, a creative cooking device, tasty waste meals, performances and shelves of food, of course.
The inhabitants of the floating villages in Pursat Province (Cambodia) can now grow their own vegetables in Floating gardens, getting better their diet and consequently the health. All the credit goes to the Australian CoDesign Studio, working with two Cambodian organizations Agile Development Group and Rural Friends for Community Development.
Taking inspiration from the Victorian terrace houses in the London borough of Hackney, the team composed by Julian Bond, Sigrid Bylander, Lucy Paton and Benedetta Rogers have created Sill to Sill, a shop and an info centre for Hackney City Farm made of recycled materials. By engaging the local community, the project wants also to highlight the opportunity of urban farming in window sills.
Inspired by the Futurist movement and its manifesto of cookery titled La Cucina Futurista, Marije Vogelzang has designed Pasta Sauna, both a food performance and a smart installation. People can enter the space and flavour&taste a bowl of freshly cooked pasta, while the boiling water steams creating sauna effects.