Social Kitchen 2.0: Other Kitchens (CER4388.01) (cancelled 8/18/2022)

Yoko Inoue

Social Kitchen 2.0 project reexamines the previous Social Kitchen class projects. This course includes dialogue and practice to reimagine the space and functions of communal kitchens for the post-Covid pandemic / Covid endemic world. Incorporating existing community kitchen kits that can be dispatched to our local communities in need and available for use in skillsharing workshop activities, students will develop ideas for mobile kitchen units and experiment with their functional design components. While the ceramic process is at the center of these experimental projects, interdisciplinary approaches through  architecture, sculpture etc. are encouraged. No previous experience in working with clay is required.Students will design and collaboratively produce functional wares that could be incorporated as a part of the units. We will focus on creating a work that can be perceived not only as a practical tool in which food or liquid is contained and served but also as a “vessel” with metaphorical meaning that influences our communal experience. How might our designs shift our perception of food and facilitate our dialog about commensality? Socially Engaged Art practices will be part of this course.


Learning Outcomes:
- Collaborative endeavors and collective thinking
- Peer-to-peer critique
- Trial and error
- Participation, civic responsibility and accountability



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: One Ceramics course or One CAPA/Socially Engaged Art course. Please contact/e-mail faculty (yinoue@bennington.edu) to discuss the student's proposal for this course and to receive permission.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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