News for Nome
April 17, 2011 in Design Labs, Nome
April 15, 2011 in Design Labs, Nome
Join us tonight (April 15) at the XYZ Community Center for the final dinner event of our project. We hope to trade food for thoughts and stories.
April 12, 2011 in Design Labs, Nome
The Niġġivik / Eating Place team spent Monday collecting local foods from the people of Nome. Artists Iain and Petia (of Spurse) are blogging about the project at EatingPlaceNome.com.
April 4, 2011 in Design Labs, Nome
SPURSE’ Iain Kerr and Petia Morozov will be blogging about Niġġivik / Eating Place at EatingPlaceNome.com.
March 25, 2011 in Design Labs, Nome
We’ve updated the daily schedule for the Niġġivik / Eating Place project in Nome. The schedule includes three dinner events and a book-making workshop, in addition to the collection of foods and the facilitation of a mobile cooking unit (for cooking as well as eating in).
March 9, 2011 in Design Labs, Nome
Nome artist team SPURSE has submitted their project plan for Niġġivik / Eating Place:
To eat is to celebrate the revolutionary acts of community building when we gather, prepare and share food. The vibrant practices of subsistence living among Alaskans already exemplify this spirit, conjoining people with place in radically unique ways. SPURSE imagines that such practices are not locatable by mere cartographic means, but by a vast conspiring of creatures, environments and processes that co-shape this event we call “eating.”
To test this logic, SPURSE members Iain Kerr and Petia Morozov will collaborate with the city of Nome to carry out a weeklong program of scavengings, schemings, and exchanges. These will culminate into three mobile dinner events that experiment with new forms of sharing a meal, and that speculate on future ideas about “common space.” Driving the larger ambition is to create a robust platform for rich social and ecological interactions that move both within and beyond the traditional bounds of “the commons.”