Words

Playing with food…

Food connects us to culture, the environment, it can be thought as simply fuel or fetishised for pleasure. It’s complex both in its form; its relationship to our bodies – both physically and psychologically; its journey from pre-production to post-consumption, and in the politics which informs that journey.  As a designer, I like to find…

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Gathered

Gathered is a photographic exploration by Jack Mercer into the people and places that are behind some of Scotland’s most iconic foods and drinks. The book is the result of working with five different producers to create photographic essays that use portrait, still lifes, documentary and landscape photography to create a detailed visual representation of…

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Aurélie Fontan: Tensegrity

Aurélie Fontan is a sustainable fashion designer focused on biodesign and ethical manufacturing processes. She has been working at the ASCUS Art & Science Lab for two years, researching and practicing biodesign with slime mould and kombucha, applied to fashion artefacts. Aurélie is the recipient of numerous awards: Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award,…

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Lickable Cities

“Non-methodological, non-theoretical and impractical interventions.” In Western society, as etiquette dictates, we’re urged from a young age not to lick our plates after eating. Certainly, it’s frowned upon to go around “licking everything in sight”. However, this is just what the ‘Lickable Cities’ research project aims to do with their self-declared international “impractical research community”…

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