Let’s build a kitchen!
The Fire Kitchen is an exemplary process in which raw materials will be transformed commonly into a usable kitchen, a dinner table and a shelter: pots, fire stoves, tableware and roof tiles will be formed from clay and baked in a wood fire, obtaining a black surface. A common feast will be prepared with recipes from all participants and shared around a long table.
Together with all cultures
The workshop takes place at the canteiro abierto of Vila Itororó. The history of the quarter is strongly formed and influenced by the togetherness and coexistence of different cultural backgrounds and living situations. Throughout the whole process, communication, exchange and mutual learning is the main goal.
Building, Cooking, Eating, Thinking …
A common place is formed in a playful and creative way through sharing the daily activity of cooking, reflecting on the role of shapes and their culturally developed appearences, the moment of creation, food ingredients and their origins, recipes and tools needed, eating habits, etc.
Learning by doing
Through hands on work, the sensual contact with clay and cooking on open fire, an archaic experience is given. The project wants to rise the curiosity and understanding of necessary steps during the developing process from raw material to a product and a cultural form.
Exchanging and understanding
We set out to accumulate multicultural knowledge around ceramics and cooking traditions, fire and transformation. Next to material flows we observe and create knowledge flows which aim to happen beyond social, cultural or gender-specific categories. We investigate the practical knowledge inscribed into objects and traditions of different cultures and aim for a convivial setting around shared food that has a low treshhold in order to create a fruitful exchange.
How to do?
The Introduction about making clay objects and using them for cooking and eating on saturday 30th of september is open for all interested people.
The different topics, Drinking, Cooking, Burning and Roof will be approached in one-day workshops.
After drying, all clay objects will be burned in a collective fire resembling a ritual performance.
The final 3 day feast will be a continuous sequence of common cooking and sharing of food, drinks, recipes and stories.
You can do it, too!
We wish to work with a diversity of participants from different backgrounds with all different knowledge, age, skills and interests – students, neighbours, musicians, cooks, amateurs, etc.
The workshop is free of charge.
(Please send us your contact details, interest and availabilitys to email@example.com.)
Contact & Information
firekitchen.johannadehio.de | firstname.lastname@example.org