Design with the other 90%: Cumulus Johannesburg Conference Proceedings”
Culumus edition:Design with the Other 90%: Changing the World by Design location:Johannesburg date:22 – 24 September 2014
Eatscape is a fluid landscape that composes of activities related to commensality. Commensality emphasizes eating in collective sense where people share a common physical and social setting.
The challenge of space for the common needs discussion beyond the classroom. Since 2009, I worked with architecture and urban design students in Europe, Asia and Latin-America where space for the common are much more fragile than of those in Europe. In all these workshops the students were given Eatscape Designerly Approaches (EDA) that involves fieldwork, performance and installation in reality. It proved to be a fruitful approach where the students are confronting with the reality in the specific context of each of the locality. Using the everyday and the ordinary subject such as Eatscape brought the design students closer to their subject. Through EDA that engages designers and their bodily experience through fieldwork, performance and installation on site motivated designers to make in-depth discussions of the public space and what should the urban common be.