Marginalization and distrust of foreign cultures, refugees, and migrants can currently be sensed on many levels. The consequence: a split in our society. Against this background, the project COOKING UP STORIES is intended to eliminate prejudices, increase the amount of direct dialogue, and overcome social barriers. At a mobile booth, Austrian cuisine will be prepared along with specialties from other cultures, directing the focus at common narratives. Festival visitors will also share personal experiences with other cultures – an exchange that will result in a variety of accounts across the globe being collected, thereby visualizing existing positive multicultural connections that reflect respect. With participative interventions that change every day throughout the Focus District of Alsergrund. More information can be found at www.instagram.com/_diegeruechtekueche and www.bit.do/DieGeruechteKueche.
Initiated at the studio Design Investigations (Industrial Design 2) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.