ALIENATED FOOD


JIANGQI WANG


is a multidisciplinary designer, enjoying designing to explore and experience the world.  He specializes in the field of sustainability. He is adept at analysing problems, defining them and making design interventions.  

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The production of food is supposed to be a process of innovation in collaboration with nature. However, the current links of food productive labour are divided into several scattered production processes. Unconsciously, people are deprived of their connection with real food, as well as the opportunity to engage with the stories behind it. It is a sort of alienation.

To narrow the gap between people and food, I create a “family farm” in attempt to take back our production right on food. The farm is a mini aquaponics system. Edamame breed in this farm absorb necessary nitrate-rich nutrients and water from the excrement of the crabs below. Here, the elements of a meal cohabit for a short period in the equivalent of a refrigerator before being served up to their keepers.

It turns out that the long waiting is worthwhile. Following the recipe deep in my memory, I finally have my hometown cuisine, pan fried crab with edamame, in a foreign country. Moreover, I desire to spread this sense of entanglement with food. Thus, I built a community to invite members who own “family farms” to share not only food but also the experience behind different foods in different cultures. This allows food to be used as a bridge to build human connections and bring people closer together.

︎︎︎ In today’s society, false technological advancements have deprived people of their true status as human beings, and have brought us into an era of alienation.
︎︎︎ Sustainable relationships should be entangled.









The starting point of the whole work was my first transfocality project Designing on a damage planet, during which our group did research
around the meeting points between Salmon and the Anthropocene in various sites. This raise my interest in sustainability of food.

So I have a question, 
How might sustainable be?

In order to show the complexity of the problem and to find more actors around this complex problem.
And to find rich areas of research and more possibilities for later design interventions.
I carried out a lot of first-hand research.




To narrow the gap between people and food, I create a “family farm” in attempt to take back our production right on food. The farm is a mini aquaponics system. Edamame breed in this farm absorb necessary nitrate-rich nutrients and water from the excrement of the crabs below. Here, the elements of a meal cohabit for a short period in the equivalent of a refrigerator before being served up to their keepers.


Experiment






Outcome



·Documentary “Alienated Food”








Publication





Future Plan


It turns out that the long waiting is worthwhile. Following the recipe deep in my memory, I finally have my hometown cuisine, pan fried crab with edamame, in a foreign country. Moreover, I desire to spread this sense of entanglement with food. Thus, I built a community to invite members who own “family farms” to share not only food but also the experience behind different foods in different cultures. This allows food to be used as a bridge to build human connections and bring people closer together.



“If Food is a medium”

 



We share food,
We communicate culture







To be continued>>>>>>>>>>>>>