Food is a lens that helps us see our relationships with one another: our foodways offer both common ground and grounds for distinction among diverse human cultures, and the similarities and differences are equally worthy of exploration and celebration.
In this innovative initiative, food will be the central starting point for a series of unique projects. Bringing together designers, artists, scientists, farmers and chefs, the Big Kitchen projects will focus on full-throttle nourishment - of the body, the community, and the natural ecosystem. They will address sustainability, intercultural exchange and communion. And they will explore how food, cooking and the ritualistic nature of eating can serve to communicate ideas, values, histories and futures.
Big Kitchen first projects start in 2024.