# CANOVACCIO _ Usomano II/IV
Tea towel with traditional knowledge of food preservation print
Commissioned by NOPX|limitededition
Save food from the fridge is now on the tea towel.
CANOVACCIO is a result of collaboration with LaChimica Bertholet for progetto Usomano:progettousomano.com
This hand silk screened tea towel is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
# ZIP AMSTERDAM
ZIP is a street installation inspired by the amsterdammertjes and the dutch bike’s culture.
Supported by Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst
Zip aims to activate street as a place to enjoy. Zip encourages people to rest, meet, chat and play. Zip invites us to consider the importance of the street as a social space instead of a mere traffic domain.
# SAVE FOOD FROM SUPERMARKET
mobile exhibition on locally disappearing vegetables
Commissioned by Design Platform Limburg (Z33)
Over last century, we’ve lost three quarters of the biodiversity of our crops. Supermarket system has accelerated this process by refusing vegetables that don’t correspond to the size, shape, color and shelf-life.
This project looks at promoting vegetables that are not mainly sold in supermarkets but can be found easily in fresh markets or bio-shops. It aims to invite people to start consuming more varieties of vegetables around. It highlights their beauty, beneficial effects and information. In the end, by consuming a larger variety of vegetables, we, consumers, are the key figures that can save vegetable diversity from a mono food culture.
# SAVE FOOD FROM THE FRIDGE - Shaping Traditional Oral Knowledge
A set of knowledge objects to keep the fruit and vegetables outside the fridge. Each object has its own oral knowledge about vegetables. It invites people to observe their food ingredient and create a close relationship with them.
# AMSTERDAM BIENNALE @ Mediamatic - Seoul Pavilion “Samchung food street”
Commissioned by Mediamatic Foundation
Seoul Pavilion: Old things with new things, new things with old things.
The Seoul pavilion is an visual and sound installation about the street culture of Seoul, with its characteristic signs, posters, electrical wires above street level, and servings of street food at the opening. Together with Seoungeun Jung
# ACHIM_breakfast box
When it’s open, the breakfast box becomes a table mat, which has the table setting of each country with the typical breakfast. By putting the dishes on the positions, you can learn the culture. (Pictures above show Korean version.)
The breakfast shows the difference of food culture. Every culture thinks it’s important but each of them has the different way. Also the breakfast is the symbol of careness. If there’s someone who take care of you and bring the breakfast, you will have it.
This breakfast box helps people take care of each other mentally and physically. Do you have a friend who are alone and you want to take care but you don’t know how to cook in their way? Take this box from the special shop for the breakfast-box and give a comfort to your friend.
# HOUSEPROUD - “Mia’s mirror”
A collaboration between social designers and Dutch families living in ground floor apartments.
Commissioned by Gemeente Eindhoven, Supported by Van Abbe Museum
“It’s awkward because you can see in and you want to see in, but you know that you aren’t really supposed to.”
We played on the theme of who is looking at whom by attaching dressing table mirrors to the fronts of the windows so that the public saw as much of themselves as the room interiors.
LIVING STREETS_design toward streets as places
"We can’t simultaneously promote walking and bicycling, while continuing to facilitate driving." - Albert Einstein
Feeling safe when we and our children make use of the road is a basic need. But often this need of security induces attitudes of closure that effectively reduce the quality of urban life.
Alternative strategies seek out security in a more open and participatory enjoyment of urban activities. A number of studies paradoxically affirms that the presence of pedestrians on streets causes drivers to travel more slowly. More people on the streets leads to improved safety.
But in the course of time, traffic has obtained a predominant influence on the use of streets. People, as users of public space, have been reduced to a small part of the system. With design we can shift the lay-out of the urban roads to a predominant walking use.
By intervening with design in the domain of infrastructures, and people’s behaviour, this project addresses the integration of traffic with other forms of human activity.
Taking advantage of new road safety regulations, design can transform streets into places that welcome people’s presence.
Design thinking as a creative process can bring new approaches to the use of public space and open new paths for urban design.