For the fifth time in a row, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and the Vienna Business Agency are cooperating closely and jointly organizing the format Urban Food & Design. Following up on the subjects of the Challenges between 2018 and 2021 – which ranged from urban farming and production via local and social relationships to conceptual hospitality and culinary culture – this year’s format addresses processes of economic transformation: With a special focus on closed value creation loops, designers have joined up with companies from various sectors of the food industry to develop concrete design solutions that are now being presented in the festival as tangible flagship projects. Once more, the format Urban Food & Design is highlighting the innovative potential of creative cooperation, with the aim of sustainably and successfully anchoring the principle of the circular economy in the food industry.
The four projects that are on show during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK are a result of an open call that was issued by the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and Vienna Business Agency at the beginning of the year. The four best proposals by exemplary food sector companies for projects with the potential to make a contribution to the circular economy were selected by an expert jury.
The jury was made up of specialists from the Vienna Business Agency, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, and the participating companies (Lorenz Snack-World, Herd – Open Kitchen, markta, and Gourmet Kids).