As part of the two year project 'The Resilients' I will be leading 'The Edible Craft Design project',together with FoAm and the MA Textile Futures Course. The design team will explore the table landscape as a medium to communicate principles of resilience and interdependency. The design components will include food, textiles, tableware & dye sensitized solar cells, all produced with locally sourced ingredients.
The project has 2 complementary goals:
– to explore how food generates both calorifc (Joules) & electrical energy (Watts) & how this parallel can be taken into account when evaluating ecosystems
– to learn from traditional crafts, biology, biomimicry & food science to design environmentally resilient cultural experiences
The starting point are plants with properties suitable for making food, textiles & solar cells (e.g berries). Local ethno-culinary traditions, biological & ecological context of the chosen plant is studied and a scenario for an 'edible' dining environment is designed. The experiment should be transferrable to different localities in Europe.
This project will result in a series of exhibitions, performances, and design prototypes. Collet also anticipates writing up the research for journal publications and conference papers.
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||biodiversity, ecology, energy, bio nutrition, craft, tableware, edible photovoltaics, food design|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Funders:||European Culture Programme|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||22 Feb 2012 11:23|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 14:33|