Call for Community Kitchen

F T L E I V L

28 November – 05 December 2016

With his modular and mobile kitchen system the designer Mirko Mertens appeals for more communality. An appeal to everybody eschewing the cities because of their anonymity, to the ones, who turn a deaf ear to their seatmates in the Tram in order to avoid a conversation; and to the ones, who, being afraid of too much proximity, are shunning exactiy those places, which ultimately socialize us. Praise to ‘Hello’ and ‘How are you?’ and ‘What have you experienced in your life?’! ‘In my project,’ Mirko Mertens says, ‘I reflect on the act of community formation, and I am looking for tools to foster this process in the context of contemporary urban societies. Thus, as a contribution to Social Design, I developed this kitchen system.’

Contributors
Mirko Mertens

Designer