Cuisine Urbaine is a collaboration of artists and designers who developed a small mobile kitchen which resembled a vending cart. The project is aimed to act as an urban activator and catalyst of encounters, exchanges, actions, and dialogues in different urban contexts.
This project brings one of the most social rooms of the home into the public realm. By having a kitchen on wheels, there exists the opportunity to activate public space and facilitate community interaction. Through public cooking classes, an understanding of new foods and preparations emerges which create a type of accessibility to fresh foods.
The first urban kitchen was an ECObox with further installations developed in Berlin between September 2003 and April 2004.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Here food is used as a social catalyst in the public realm as well as promoting the discussion of fresh and local food.