BA/MA Textile- and Surface Design, greenlab, BA/MA Product Design

Compagno – a transdisciplinary greenlab project of product design, textile and surface design and visual communication


How can object-related boundaries in the process of eating first be made visible, gradually overcome and finally strengthen the social structure of eating through interaction? "Compagnon" - Latin: com "with" and panis "bread", describes the person with whom we share our bread. It begins with panels of fabric which can be unfolded to various lengths thus defining a distance between the individuals involved. Two people at a time are connected to each other and set the fabric in motion. Light bamboo bowls glide from one to the other, transporting aromas and tastes, becoming the object of interaction. The scene can be extended to an unlimited number of people and spread in public space. An intervention that reinterprets routines of movement, sets off an unorthodox coexistence, and breaks up cultural conventions in order to create new playful sequences during a joined meal.

Participating Students:

Henrieke Neumeyer, Marleen Bauer, Vaia Tatopoulou