Media Lab | Dept. of Design
Prof. mriganka Madhukailya
Post Graduate Thesis
Life around Food : Exploring food as a social medium
Life around Food was an exploration to study and revive the role of food as a social medium. The project was carried out in two parts
Studying and documenting the two old institutions where food plays the central role in communicating social and religious messages – Langar, the community kitchen of Sikhs and Bhog, the temple food at Doul Gobindo.
Designing a food system for today’s context to revive our relationship with food. Using food as an object of exchange to create social bonds, value the diversity of Indian cultures and ensure the passing on of the cultural knowledge and tradition to future generations.
Besides the conception of this system the packaging of food as a medium of exchange was also proposed that envelopes not only the food but also the intangible feelings and emotions of the sender which makes the food authentic, communicable and a memory to be cherished forever. And hence the name ‘Food Connect’ was adopted to promote the project’s aim.