Here you find the pictures of the presentation that I, and the ones who used my camera, took. I didn’t set the shutter speed right it seemed, so some movements are blurred. Apologies for that! There will be more pictures available on the KISDphoto page soon from someone else. (under ‘Services’ at the top)
Hey guys, for everyone who’s interested: we’ll do a cooking and chill session in the food lab at 6pm tonight! Please comment if you’re in so we know how much to buy! Cheers, see you tonight! 
…David and I will be around at and it would be very good to have you there as well. The last day(s) are the finish…the most efficient days, so use the energy… See you tomorrow!
I printed the factsheet in 120gr in the C-lab, maybe it’s interesting for the other groups. 🙂
The Friday AG just informed all presenting groups that the time is limited to 20 minutes per group. This is extremely short! So maybe we open our doors for interested students after the presentation for another 30mins in the afternoon before you rebuild everything in room 240? We will have a feedback meeting on TUE […]
Sorry for not showing up at the meeting tomorrow morning, I was finishing general details. Here is my poster both sides, hope everything is ok with them. Poster front Poster back
To do for Tuesday / Wednesday Today: Update and fix your user stories. Remember – the user story has the purpose to communicate a dedicated “use” (and user experience) of your concept, the system and products you designed. No single step in the user story should be a commonplace, always tell what is special and […]
We will meet around 10am in R240. I kindly ask all of you to get your (needed) part(s) of the exhibition system in the basement (R58) and bring it to 240 so that we can see how exactly the individual elements will look like and how they can be put together to get a coherent […]
Find the folders here. So I’ve been putting your content into the new poster template and the A5 factsheet. Now, I gave myself quite a challenge to try and put it in for you, aiming to maintain a unified form/feeling. 😉  Along the way, I have played around with your text, got out typo’s and […]

Food is increasingly getting on the agenda of design and designers. And there is need for new approaches!

In this international project, we will research and analyse structures and processes related to food production, distribution and consumption in (future) cities (Cologne/Taipei).

We will develop possibilities of future approaches, especially in the context of increasing digitization (AI, IoT, blockchain, traceability, bait to plate, farm to fork) – and question them critically.

  • How can we design a different relation to food, its ingredients and values, its production and culture, its habits and processes?
  • How can we create new relations and values to ingredients of food?
  • How can we connect (us to) different stakeholders, especially to build relations between farmer/producer and consumer.

A part of the project team – max. 6 students – will be able to work in Taipei for a week in November, supported by students from SCID Taipei and the project group in Cologne. Details will be clarified in the first project meeting.

In Cologne, we work together with local experts and stakeholders.

At the end of the semester, both the analysis and drafts / prototypes will be presented.

In the project we refer to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to SDG 11 and 12. Due to the topic, it might be possible to submit the results to the Cumulus Green Award (and I will encourage and support you to do so).

We will approach the project by questions we want to explore. In the beginning, we will have the opportunity to find a huge variety of questions and then discuss them – amongst us and with others . in order to find out the most relevant ones. Relevant in terms of the need to approach them and relevant to approach them from the perspective of design.

Pre-meeting: if you have questions or want to make sure that you are really in the project – or want to influence the character of the project even before it started please try to join our pre-meeting on Thursday September 26 at 12.30

First official meeting: This is mandatory for all that want to join – it will be on Tuesday October 22 at 10.00. In this meeting I want to see what your specific interest in this project is – so please subscribe to this space, contribute with some relevant questions and maybe cases as well…

Regular meetings: The regular meetings are always on Tuesday at 10.00. As I mentioned due to some travel activities we won’t meet every Tuesday, but there will be weeks where we meet twice or longer during the Tuesday meeting. There is a GoogleDoc with all our meetings (always updated). If you are not available we can arrange to connect via zoom – but always let me know before. 

Taiwan trip: the workshop in Taiwan is scheduled for November 18-23. The core group not traveling to Taipei will proceed meeting here and we will remotely collaborate via our KISDspace and zoom (see above).

We can learn a lot from existing cases and studies. Here we are collecting relevant cases how digitalisation  influences and affects food farming, production, distribution and consumption. How farmers/producers are connected to consumers, the rural to the urban.

Cases are structured around 3 core questions: What it is, Where it is and Why it is relevant. In addition, cases have tags / keywords to made them more accessible and findable. It would be great to use the comment function about the use of cases to create additional information

Here we will collect interesting experts: individuals, organisations or initiatives who are doing something we consider valuable in the context of the project. They can be (preferrably) from the area Cologne or Taipei with the purpose to meet them for an interview, invite them for a talk or a workshop, or to go for a visit or a field trip.

This is the page where we share our digital communication – in this case video messages between Cologne and Taipei to figure out what’s the best way to keep in touch. And for live connections please use

Before the project is starting, we have to jump right in the middle – to our trip to Taipei. For those of you that want to join the trip to Taipei I can share the following very important information today:

I pre-booked 2 rooms in the hostel We Come (our students stayed there 2 years ago and it is really very good and excellent location). At the moment I have 2 beds in a male room and 4 beds in a mixed room, as all female rooms are already booked. I can also try and book one complete 8 person room, then you have no other people with you in the room…Make up your mind. Check-In will be Sunday Nov16, Checkout Saturday Nov 23.

In addition, I was looking for flights. I found China Eastern flights with reasonable rates and good connection. 

You are free to look for other / better options. The earlier we decide (best: now, next week…), the better for you.

In terms on financial support I received some money from TH Köln (180 Euro / Person). The flights are currently cheap (380 Euro / Person). I would cover the hotel from my money, so you need to contribute roundabout 200 Euro. Living in Taipei itself is for sure cheaper than in Cologne.

Please make up your mind until our meeting this Thursday – if you want to travel and if you decide now. 

See you on Thursday!

Kira Eßer
Kira Eßer September 24, 2019 at 1:34 pm

I am at work on thursday, but I volunteer to stay here in Cologne. For me it is no problem.

Philipp Heidkamp
Philipp Heidkamp September 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Perfect, the first response. Sounds like a YES. Or no, you mean you cannot join this THU and you will not be able to come to Taipei. Got it.

Anonymous User
Anonymous User September 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm

I will join the meeting as well. See you on Thursday 🙂

Anonymous User
Anonymous User September 24, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Yes! I’m keen. See you on Thursday.

Philipp Heidkamp
Philipp Heidkamp September 24, 2019 at 5:33 pm

OK so now you are number one to join on THU.

Philipp Heidkamp
Philipp Heidkamp September 24, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Perfect. Which University are you from..?

Maxime Laika Charlotte Ridzewski
Maxime Laika Charlotte Ridzewski September 24, 2019 at 5:35 pm

I’ll also be there on thursday, very curious for the project details 🙂

Philipp Heidkamp
Philipp Heidkamp September 24, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Details will be presented in the Kick-Off, but the rough outline will be discussed this week.

Jeldrik Kirschbaum
Jeldrik Kirschbaum September 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm

I’ll be there on Thursday and guess I’d be in!

Anna Luz Joséphine Pueyo Kirwan
Anna Luz Joséphine Pueyo Kirwan September 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm

I would like to join in Taipei and I will be there on thursday. See yous!

Anonymous User
Anonymous User September 24, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Yes, sounds good. I’ll be there for the meeting on Thursday.

Anonymous User
Anonymous User September 24, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Sorry I didn’t think this comment had sent. I commented below as well, whoops. I am an exchange student from New Zealand.

Samia Rachid
Samia Rachid September 24, 2019 at 7:12 pm

Will also be there on Thursday. Not going to be joining the trip to Taiwan, as it’s not in my budget, sadly.

Philipp Heidkamp
Philipp Heidkamp September 25, 2019 at 7:25 am

Good to know! Can you briefly tell me which University you are from?

Matea Varvodic
Matea Varvodic September 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Absolutely curious about the project and to join the trip! 🙂

Anna Luz Joséphine Pueyo Kirwan
Anna Luz Joséphine Pueyo Kirwan September 26, 2019 at 12:26 am

ENSCI Les Ateliers from Paris !

Sarah-Yasmine Aoufi
Sarah-Yasmine Aoufi September 26, 2019 at 9:32 am

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to join everyone today, seeing as I am not back in Germany yet. Regarding the trip: I would also volunteer to stay in Cologne.