November 15-18, 2018
Foodculture days is a platform for knowledge exchange based in Vevey and with international reach. It explores the social, geo-political, cultural and ecological manifestations of food in our society.
As part of the 2018 edition, we hosted two projects proposed by the festival in La Becque.
In the work Déguster l’augmenté, the Swedish designer Erika Marthins integrates data directly into the surfaces of food. Three desserts are augmented with animation, perception and sound experience. A compressed bite of edible culture that has the flavour of your own passion, like music change the storytelling and the customer experience. To create a different personalized experience changing the idea of how to eat and consume food. With Déguster l’augmenté, the artist is seeking to reconsider our relationship with food and technology to expand the boundaries of possibilities in the world of tomorrow. This work was first realized as a Bachelor degree project at ECAL.
The second project was a pleasant multifunctional outdoor structure developed by the lausanne-based trio Kunik de Morsier. This open space invites the guests to interplay, to spend some time in a place that can either welcome interactions, adventure, meetings or simply rest. A “being together” layout, a mix between food, culture and architecture.
Concerned about resources, the architects present Hypocauste, a structure with recycled materials, an abstract space to speak of todays’ social and universal issues, that uniquely materialize through food. As architects, they are interested in how people gather around these problematics by proposing a tangible built outline that enables the blooming of human relations. A space close to our food rituals, yet far from looking like a traditional kitchen.