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THE BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2021 CLOSES WITH OVER 300,000 VISITORS

Frida Foberg — 2021.5.13 07:41 PM

A meal is an invitation to meet and interact over some food. In a world with changing access to physically visit places and people, this is an opportunity to spend a little bit of time to interact with someone you might not know. One could ask; why should I spend time with others when I barely have time to see my own circle. Because there is still a whole world out there, a world that might be both frightening and exciting, and mostly a world with a whole lot of people you can learn from. Why a meal? Coming together around food has been essential to build the world we are in. Wether food is taken for granted or not, it is still something we all need, and a meal is a natural time to sit down and pause.

Frida Foberg — 2021.8.21 07:53 AM

When envisioning new ways of being, whether alone or together, we as architects and artists are in a unique position to create spaces that encourage interactions to further expand our understanding of one other. Simultaneously, as people we are experts in adapting to structures, barriers and norms. We carry with us these collected filters in our daily and professional lives, limiting the spectrum with whom we share space. When asking, ‘How will we live together?’, we might also ask,‘Who are We?’
 
A Meal offers a closer look at something deeply essential to our internal and built environment: the gathering around food. This program is an open invitation to come together, despite vast distances and barriers, to share space, time and personal experiences. Through conversations and individual explorations, A Meal will unfold the importance of the times we are in and the role they have in how we understand and relate to ourselves and to one other. 

Frida Foberg — 2021.5.13 07:14 PM

A Meal October 13th, 2021

Frida Foberg — 2021.10.8 07:20 PM

Join the final virtual participatory meal:

Wednesday October 13th
7am EST / New York
1pm CET / Venice
8pm KST / Seoul

This is a participatory virtual event, and you can join in to meet and interact in the comfort of our own space. All you need is: the food you would like to eat for the meal (this can be as simple or elaborative as you wish), a digital device for a video call, internet connection, an updated version of zoom and a place to sit where you can be yourself. You will be asked to keep video and audio on during the meal, so that you can share this time with the person you are sharing the time with.

The intent of this program is to have a moment where you can be yourself and connect with someone you do not know, with out an agenda.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdOisqzsqH9C90ARF2z9urTMWXjBz-lrC

Frida Foberg — 2021.10.8 07:19 PM

A Meal September 15th, 2021

Frida Foberg — 2021.9.12 11:56 AM

Join the next virtual participatory meal:

Wednesday September 15th
7am EST
1pm CET
8pm KST

This is a participatory virtual event, and you can join in to meet and interact in the comfort of our own space. All you need is: the food you would like to eat for the meal (this can be as simple or elaborative as you wish), a digital device for a video call, internet connection, an updated version of zoom and a place to sit where you can be yourself. You will be asked to keep video and audio on during the meal, so that you can share this time with the person you are sharing the time with.

The intent of this program is to have a moment where you can be yourself and connect with someone you do not know, with out an agenda.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkc-6qpzwvGd376S45HykRUsnCAgAsgHKt

Frida Foberg — 2021.9.12 11:54 AM

August 25th, 2021

Frida Foberg — 2021.8.21 09:08 AM

Join a Meal's first virtual participatory event:

Wednesday August 25th
7am EST
1pm CET
8pm KST

This is a participatory virtual event, and you can join in to meet and interact in the comfort of our own space. All you need is: the food you would like to eat for the meal (this can be as simple or elaborative as you wish), a digital device for a video call, internet connection, an updated version of zoom and a place to sit where you can be yourself. You will be asked to keep video and audio on during the meal, so that you can share this time with the person you are sharing the time with.

The intent of this program is to have a moment where you can be yourself and connect with someone you do not know, with out an agenda.

Frida Foberg — 2021.8.21 07:58 AM

Never Alone

Frida Foberg — 2021.10.22 09:35 AM
Frida Foberg — 2021.5.13 07:16 PM
Frida Foberg — 2021.5.13 08:06 PM

A Family Meal

Frida Foberg — 2021.10.22 09:29 AM

Individuals

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:29 PM

Interactions

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:30 PM

Data

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:30 PM

Times

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:30 PM

Longitude

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:32 PM

Latitude

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:32 PM

Positions

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:33 PM

A Meal | Future School 2021 | 17th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia | May 22 – November 21, 2021

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 03:34 PM

What is education? What decides when and from whom we learn. The framework proposed in A Meal was to provide a platform without a curriculum. How do you evaluate a program that had no curriculum? When envisioning a recap of A Meal and it’s impact on the main exhibition, it’s important to look at what it intended to do.

The program was aiming to undress layers of expectations, to provide opportunities for people to meet, interact and by that having a moment to share and learn while having a meal. The program happened over three months - one meal each month. Anyone could virtually join in, regardless of what location they were in. Nothing was recorded, the only data that was stored was the location and duration of the meals. This was stored out of curiosity, and it wasn’t until a recap was mentioned, that it was brought up as a base for summarizing the participation. In a way, this has very little to do with a Meal, because the crucial part was to allow individuals to interact with each other freely. As the director of the program, I do not know what happened in the meals. The teaching from this program only lives between the people that met - just as in any informal interaction - just as all the moments in life, where teaching is just simply happening.

A Meal as a concept will continue to be explored.

Frida Foberg — 2021.11.19 04:06 PM
A Meal

A Meal

Online, Performance, Generative Dialogue

Eating together across contexts

Overview

When envisioning new ways of being, whether alone or together, we as architects and artists are in a unique position to create spaces that encourage interactions to further expand our understanding of one other. Simultaneously, as people we are experts in adapting to structures, barriers and norms. We carry with us these collected filters in our daily and professional lives, limiting the spectrum with whom we share space. When asking, ‘How will we live together?’, we might also ask,‘Who are We?’

A Meal offers a closer look at something deeply essential to our internal and built environment: the gathering around food. This program is an open invitation to come together, despite vast distances and barriers, to share space, time and personal experiences. Through conversations and individual explorations, A Meal will unfold the importance of the times we are in and the role they have in how we understand and relate to ourselves and to one other.

Exhibition program participants

Happening now

Mucca, The Korean Pavilion's friendly neighbor, 2021

Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 06:01 AM

Fin / 끝

Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 06:00 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:50 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:49 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:49 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:49 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:49 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:48 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:48 AM
Future School Office — The Korean Pavilion Documentation — 2021.12.7 05:48 AM

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