27 Jun Designers in Residence: Street Eats
Posted at 12:00h in Workshops
Project “Designers in Residence” was launched by the Taipei City Government to promote international and local design exchange. The project aims to activate the dialogue between designers and local people, connecting local culture to the world, through the research process, talks, workshops and works that encourage civic participation.
Two Israeli designers, Ori Ben-Zvi and Maya Ben David were invited to come to Taipei for a 3-month residency for 2015’s Designers in Residence. Focusing on local street food scene, the “Street Eats” projects discusses the social role of night markets in Taipei, their relevance in contemporary culture and ways design can introduce a more human-centered experience within this context. By playing with an already established design system and functionality, new alternative eating configurations were suggested.