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Milan 2015

“Eat Shit” is the first exhibition of the Design Academy Eindhoven’s new department Food Non Food for the Salone del Mobile. The entire department (18 students and teachers) will transfer to Milan for the event, which delves into the politics of how, where and why we eat in a part exhibition, part public laboratory format.


Nothing deserves our attention more than food – it binds us, it fuels us, and the myriad of issues concerning its production, distribution and consumption touch on some of humanity’s most fundamental problems.  

The event is co-curated by the new department head Marije Vogelzang along with Jan Konings. In it we will share projects concerning contemporary food culture while exploring the necessary relationship between education and exhibition.

Food is life. Input leads to output. So it makes sense to also examine one of foods stinkiest consequences – shit and waste.  Shit is your printout, the great revealer of a person’s health and culture. And to shout “Eat Shit” is to hurl a protest against contemporary realities, which leave people divided and often-times hungry.

DAE alumnus Jason Page has discovered over 400 graduation projects focusing on food or faeces from 1976 until now, which we reveal in a timeline.  Also on display will be the installation “Outdoor Pharmacy” by Marloes van Bennekom, the “Poederij” by Femke Mosch, and Arne Hendricks’ “Pigeon Poo Tower”. There is also recent graduation work like “Popcorn Monsoon” by Jolene Carlier, Pim van Baaren’s “Holy Crap” (a project that rethinks waste in Kathmandu) and “In Limbo Embassy”, a chilling protest project exploring the plight of rejected asylum seekers by Manon van Hoekel.

Especially for “Eat Shit”, food curator Lucas Mullié will present “Infinite Sausage”, a food-producing machine that will provide a dinner menu that can be enjoyed with a beverage in the courtyard space of the exhibition. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Three DAE Breakfast Talks on the 15th, 16th and 17th April will give the public the chance to confront the experts, Food Non Food tutors and students who will talk with internationally acclaimed artists, theoreticians and designers such as Francesca Piredda from DESIS Lab, industrial ecologist Barbara Putman Cramer, Francesca Miazzo from CITIES Foundation, and Daisy Ginsberg. The breakfasts are held in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Follow us on instagram and twitter: #EatShitDAE

Food Nonfood

Designers design for people. Food is at the heart of what people need, and it is something that binds us all. It is energy in the broadest sense. Major problems such as far-reaching industrialisation, animal welfare, bee mortality and obesity have given the subject of food an increased urgency.

Interest in food is growing fast both within the academy and outside it. There is a need for creative minds that can address the various issues within the subject of food. There is great scope for innovation, for clarification, for exposing and questioning traditions and for a more poetic or artistic approach to food.


Head: Marije Vogelzang

WE THANK

DAE THANKS ITS FRIENDS AND FUNDERS

BRUNS | CANON | COSENTINO | ECCO LEATHER | E.ON | FORBO FLOORING | GEMEENTE EINDHOVEN | GGzE DE GROTE BEEK | KEEP AN EYE FOUNDATION | LECTURIS | NS | RENE SMEETSFONDS | SWAROVSKI | > VEENHUIZEN | VAN ENGELEN & EVERS | VESCOM | WATERSCHAP DE DOMMEL | WOONBEDRIJF

Practical Information

Design Academy Eindhoven welcomes journalists and media representatives, and invites them to cover this show at Salone del Mobile 2015!

Exhibition location:
Ventura Lambrate corner of via G.Crespi and via dei Canzi

Dates:
Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April

Official opening:
Wednesday 15th April: 11.00 am

Opening times:
14th to 18th April: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
19th April: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Breakfast Talks:
15th, 16th and 17th April from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Free admission (in collaboration with Creative Industries Fund NL
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Location


 

DEPOT:
c/o Ventura Lambrate
Via Gaetano Crespi at corner of Via dei Canzi

Tram 23,33
Bus 39,54,75
MM2 Lambrate