We decided that it is necessary and of benefit for your individual works to extend the project and present on Feb 6 or Feb 7. We will only show elaborated work that went through enough iterations so if there is still a lot of work to do please use the opportunities to come to the […]
After today´s intense discussions with all of you I am looking forward to the next steps from your side. Some are really very far and it will be about how to select the most important things, how to best communicate them and use the time to think about building meaningful new relations / connections between […]
For today, I am missing Kalia as well as Anna-Luz/Clara. Let me know if you arrive, otherwise I will join Maria at 11. Lots of things to work on now!  
Hello, Here is the picture of our main artefact, the touchpoint to the Speisewald platform. Sorry for the delay. It will be tangible by the 30th and we will also have a 1/100 model of the Speisewald next to it. We will share the exhibition element planning for our  meeting tomorrow. See you then!
Screens will be the artefact of my project, to project the programme/ software. For the presentation specifically I’d like to go with a tablet or Ipad.
Hey guys, sorry for the late reply. Here is a photo of our artefact that we can talk about on Tuesday. Also we created a miniature vehicle for our presentation that we would like to use for a more tangible explanation of the project cycle.  Have a nice weekend and see you on Tuesday. Cheers
We have just put together a quick pdf displaying our progress. Diana and I are working on refining our concept and are beginning to think about how it will work and be presented on the 31st! See you next week. Concept and Artefact Diana and Sarah
Hope you had a good session yesterday! As I will be in the Scottish Highlands until Sunday I need to give you some remote comments (general ones9 in order to make or keep you productive until next Tuesday. Lets put it like this; next Tuesday we have to decide what we will show and exhibit […]
As prof. Heidkamp mentioned in his comment on the previous post, next week we want to discuss your physical artefact and what exactly you want to show in the exhibition. Now you have to get physical! Be prepared next week as we will open the tutoring slots again, this time taking 30 minutes per group. […]
After the tutoring, we discussed how we will shape the final 30-minute presentation/exhibition. At the start, prof. Heidkamp and I will give a 5-minute introduction to the theme(s) of the project to set the context right. Afterwards, each project gets exactly 1 minute to present. 5+8=13 This will give the visitors enough time to go […]

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 https://zoom.us/j/5505005500

No query required.