Dates: 31 July – 06 August 2016
Tutor(s): Arabeschi di Latte (Francesca Sarti)
Type of workshop: Food / Design
Prices: From € 858 to € 1156 (incl. tuition, materials, food, accommodation)
Where do you draw the line between copy and original? Natural and unnatural? False or true? Form and substance? What could this mean in food?
There are many examples that stand along that line: from fake mozzarellas, pristine snow white apples, no-meat burgers and cutlets, the industrial mimicking the natural, made in/assembled by, bio/non bio, lost in translation regional food like “spaghetti alla Bolognese”, edible trompe-lʼoeil, DOC, DOP and OGM… During our workshop we will investigate this topic and translate it in a summer food feast, an open air salon with “food stalls” like outpost of research, reflection and investigation. We’ll create edible occasions to make interesting statements for the present and future of food.
Francesca Sarti, born in Florence and based in London, is an architect with an interdisciplinary attitude, who has always combined fields of interest, experiences and research, focusing on the world around us through a critic and creative filter. After working in the contemporary art world, in 2001 she founded the food design studio Arabeschi di Latte. Blurring the boundaries between food and design, Arabeschi di Latte has created and exhibited a variety of food-related projects such as a pop up café, special dinners, performances, installations and workshops around the world. Arabeschi di Latte uses food as an angle to investigate and communicate cultural conditions, traditions and rituals. Arabeschi di Latte creates events and projects for brands and istitutions including Selfridges, Marni, Fendi, Kenzo, Zegna, Molteni, Boffi, Bitossi, Pitti Immagine, The New York Times, RCS, San Pellegrino, MAXXI, Fiorucci Art Trust and the London Fashion College.