The DIFD creates a global platform
for designers working with food

Planets by Bianca Bellani



Event - Amsterdam

A La Mano

Anastasia Eggers, our Russia correspondent, found herself in Amsterdam last month to participate in one of Giulia Soldati's unique 'A La Mano' dinners, where cutlery is disposed of and guests hands come in to play. For us she tried to translate the sensorial experience into words.


Places - Berlin

Data Kitchen

Our Food and Space correspondent Jashan Sippy of Sugar & SPACE met with Desirée Pitrowski at Data Kitchen, a digital restaurant in Berlin that addresses a sustainable, delicious and meaningful food future.


People - Porto

“Food is used as a primary channel of experience and knowledge.”

Karen Lacroix is a Canadian illustrator, designer and publisher based in Porto, Portugal. She taught visual narratives at Richmond University (UK) and works for an eclectic range of clients such as Bright Ivy, English Touring Opera, Saffron Hall, Bishopsgate Institute, among others. After concluding an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, she founded Uncanny Editions, an illustration publisher and studio exploring different modes of publication practice, collaborating with institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery and X Marks the Bökship. Her work is represented in collections such as MoMA (US), University College London, London College of Communication (UK), Serralves Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT), among others. She is the founder of the Illustration School, a nomadic pedagogical platform that investigates the expanded field of illustration & food, and is co-director of the design research centre Shared Institute.


People -

Tea Drop & Aquatecture

After receiving her Bachelors degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and thereafter working in that field for 7 years, Shaakira Jassat moved to the Netherlands to join a second bachelor program at the Design Academy Eindhoven, to open up her possibilities as a designer and work more hands on with materials and experimentation methods. She joined the pioneer group of the newly formed Food non Food department in 2014, and followed her fascination of water as a "material" in her design processes. Having South Africa still close to her heart, she was deeply touched by the severe drought that crippled the city of Cape Town recently and it inspired her graduation projects. She began these projects by harvesting her own water within her immediate home and city environment, trying to move away from the convenience of opening the tap. 


Awards - Eindhoven

The Winner of the Future Food Design Awards

With a clear design backed up by thorough research, Adelaide Tam is the winner of this year’s Future Food Design Awards. Her project 0.9 Grams of Brass takes the only piece that is left over from the slaughter of a cow, the cartridge of the stun gun, and turns it into a mundane object, a paperclip. This paperclip costs exactly the same as the cartridge and leaves us wandering, what is the value of life within the meat industry? With her design she won the audience award, as well as the jury prize.


Projects - Eindhoven

The Food & Design Manifesto Event

The Food & Design Manifesto of The DIFD will kick-off at this year's Dutch Design Week. Make sure you are there to explore the question of “what design can do for food” together with us.

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Who wins the Future Food Design Awards 2018? Click on the button to watch the projects and vote!