Eat Shit by Design Academy Eindhoven at Ventura Lambrate
Design Academy Eindhoven will present “Eat Shit” at Ventura Lambrate during the Milan Design Week from 14 to 19 April 2015. As the first exhibition debuting the school’s new Food Non Food department, 18 students and teachers will transfer to Milan for a series of live public-laboratory workshops. This latest educational offering delves into the politics of how, where and why we eat. Nothing deserves our attention more than food – it binds us, fuels us, and the myriad of issues concerning its production, distribution and consumption touch on some of humanity’s most fundamental problems. Food is life. So it makes sense that designer’s examine one of foods stinkiest consequences – human waste. Shit is the printout, the great reveler 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 alumni Jason Page has discovered over 400 graduation projects focusing on food or faeces from 1976 until now, which will be revealed in a timeline. The following installations will also be on display: “Outdoor Pharmacy” by Marloes van Bennekom, the “Poederij” by Femke Mosh, and Arne Hendricks’ “Pigeon Poo Tower.” Next to that, the DAE will exhibit 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 Hoeckel.
Sunjoo Lee – Current student work
Pim van Baarsen – Holy Crap
Manon van Hoeckel – In Limbo Embassy
During the exhibitions run, there will be three DAE Breakfast Talks on the 15th, 16th and 17th April to give the public the chance to meet with Food Non Food tutors and students. The breakfasts are held in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL.
TLmag will be present at Ventura Lambrate.