Designers who work with food are often called “food designers.” According to Marije Vogelzang, food is already perfectly designed by nature. She designs from the verb “to eat.” She is inspired by the origin of food, its preparation, etiquette, history and culture. Rather than calling herself a “food designer” she sees herself as an “eating-designer.” Her wide-ranging practice includes the design of restaurant, medical and educational projects, as well as creating installations and new food rituals. Vogelzang discusses the exploration and potential of a new approach to the act of eating. Or is it a new approach to design?
With support from the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.
This lecture took place on October 7, 2010 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.
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