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In this series of articles based on the Lab’s 100 Urban Trends glossaries, our writers are focusing on “trends” that are meaningful to them, and sharing insights on urban issues that shape our lives. Today’s trend: Local Food. More
Erin Gleeson, Fruit Picnic, 2013. Color video, with sound, 20 min., 9 sec. Courtesy the artist.
“People in the fifth stage of Buddhism don’t eat fruit.” Four artists picnicking in the forest share anecdotes, myths, and memories associated with Cambodian foods, tracing connections between cultures and languages through cultivation and cuisine. More
Roslisham Ismail, Kedai Pati @ Pigeon Shop, 2013. Color video, with sound, 11 min., 56 sec. Courtesy the artist.
In this documentary video, Roslisham Ismail, a.k.a. Ise, visits a popular Kelantanese pati street food stall, run by the gregarious Shamsul, and observes the preparation of some local favorites for a group of loyal customers. More
Video still: BMW Guggenheim Lab, Personal/Public: Edible Geography, 2013
The Mumbai Lab, which recently ended its six-week run, explored the relationship between public and private space in cities. We asked a few contributors with an interest and involvement in these issues to share ideas and projects relevant to them. More