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GabriŽlle Schleijpen on Mon, 14 Mar 2005 09:46:21 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] DAI -Rucksack project & Doors8Delhi

Dutch Art Institute
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Postgraduate research & practice in art

Spring 2005

The DAI  ( Enschede, the  Netherlands ) proudly presents
the Rucksack - research project.

Rucksack  will take DAI's students & lecturing artists upon choice to :

Invited by the Suryoye community in Enschede 15  DAI students and
artists  Alite Thijsen, Bouchaib Dihaj and Ricardo Liong-a-Kong  will
be hosted for  several weeks in two cloisters in the desolate area of
Tur Abdin in East Turkey between April 22 and May 11. The project
will result in a travelling presentation.

The DAI is partner of  the Rietveld Academy in the project Heartbeat
Iran. After attending an intensive lecture-program 5 DAI - students
will travel together with 45 rietveld students, artists and
intellectuals to Teheran, Isfahan and Shiraz  to study the culture of
contemporary Iran and its roots. The project will result in a
publication with contributions by all participants . Departure to
Iran on April 28.

TAKE NOTICE : Departure : March 10

Artist and DAI mentor Debra Solomon presents a cross-media urban
mapping and service design workshop in Delhi for the Doors of
Perception & the  Dutch Art Institute ,  and interested participants
from adjacent art and design institutions and delegates to the
Doors8Delhi conference.Up to 15 people  will work in
interdisciplinary teams to develop an experience or service design in
the form of a wandering mobile banquet. Banquet guests will walk or
take auto rickshaws from course to course and discover the city's
street food, its' street vendors and of course, its' streets.

Nomadic Banquet;  a wandering feast through the city's streets.
Imagine a street scene in Old Delhi, food vendors, lining the busy
streets. Imagine a restaurant in which the courses are compiled
entirely from the delicacies of these street food vendors. Imagine
walking from course to course in sequence, in an experience designed
especially for you.

In India the tradition of cooking is a cultural signature for a
community as important as religion or craft in the identity forming
of a community. The focal point of this project is to study and map
existing and successful food system models and distribution
initiatives in Delhi and by doing so gain insights that will inform
the team's own experience and service designs. Some but not all of
the Delhi food system services and distribution initiatives that the
project will use as a point of departure are the Dabba Wallah
(traditional lunch box distribution service), Waiters on Wheels (web
distribution service using existing restaurants - of course, it's
India!), bike-based food delivery services (Chaicycles!), food
recycling initiatives (don't say yuck to food from 3-star hotels and
weddings distributed amongst local poor), Langar (Sikh community
free-kitchens), Chai shop model; drop by, hang out, stay in-tune with
the community, gossip

The results of this research will not be a traditional sit-down
banquet in one location, but a prototype for a wandering banquet, a
Nomadic Banquet. At the Doors8Delhi Social Innovation Salon, located
in Delhi's Habitat Centre, and in a lecture-presentation by Solomon
as part of the Doors 8: Platforms for Social Innovation, the workshop
participants will present their Nomadic Banquet. March 21-26, 2005.

Nomadic Banquet is a wandering feast through the city's streets!
Nomadic Banquet Weblog - updated daily starting March 14th, 2005.
http://www.dutchartinstitute.nl/nomadicbanquet and
http://www.culiblog.org and
http://www.dutchartinstitute.nl/ and

GabriŽlle Schleijpen, course director
Dutch Art Institute
DAI public
DAI private
Postgraduate research & practice in art
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