Prometheus_Open Food Lab

Prometheus_Open Food Lab


A cultural device to re-activate identity and
 support resilience in the remote places of our
 mind set through food explorations.


Inspired by informal observations of abandoned or semi-abandoned rural settlements in the alpine Venetian region while travelling largely forgotten mountain paths the Prometheus_Open Food Lab aims to collect, generate and (re)distribute knowledge about food to promote resilience in remote places which suffers abandonment. The lab mainly act as a cultural catalyst in the regeneration of those remote places, intended not only as far away in time and space (Cambridge dictionary- remote) but also doomed to remoteness by a state of mind that neglects their relevance.

In its practice the project Prometheus_open food lab is led by a
chef who is called to explore new or forgotten gastronomic
explorations supported by a wide range of competences provided by
other professionals. As learnt by the observation of selected key
studies and inspirational practices operating in the same field
the role of the chefs is to keep the focus on food while widening
the exploration in all the social, cultural, political and
anthropological aspects of food.
Through this complex process the ambition of the Open Food Lab is
to reactivate a sense of commitment for caring remote places which could still
play a strategic role in our society; to (re)generate a strong
network and contaminations between communities, even if far from
each others. To facilitate it the knowledge collected and
generated during the explorations will be preserved in an archive
which is both physical, open to the locals, and digital to allow
communities to share informations and strategies with each others, all
over the world.


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