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#coopoflove

In 「#coopoflove」, food is the carrier to exchange a message of love

If we could see the Internet data traffic flowing through the sky, the skies would most certainly be filled with ones and zeros, especially after 2020. The movement of people have stopped, and the volume of Internet traffic has only increased. According to browsing data, the number of searches for “How to make the environment better?” and “The nearest supermarket next to me,” is at a twenty year high.

If there was an imaginary data receiver at a fixed location, collecting all the traffic at a given moment. What would be the sum result of all the data traffic gathered? It would be a flow of information, it would be an exchange of emotion, and it would be love.

I recall the beginning as Belief. — Louis Kahn

When we talk about FAITH, generally speaking, it is a vessel of hope, containing unforgettable prayers. Through rituals, people exchange messages, store hope, and spread love. During the Creative Expo 2021, 「#coopoflove」(Co-op of Love) has two parts—online and offline. It is a two-section platform that recreates a stigmergy through food using cultural, generational, and disciplinary perspectives.

In 「#coopoflove」, food is used as a carrier to exchange a message of love.

Participants can visit the virtual kitchen at any given time and place, and explore, roam, and exchange information. After completing the online task, participants will receive a redeemable label. In the limited 10 days, participants can redeem the label through「#coopoflove」at the Creative Expo for food or drink based on the corresponding label.

Each team will be on duty for two consecutive days, so if participants exchange the same label on different days, they will get a different meal created by a different team. The transformation of language is a main theme of this project. Language includes transmission and reception and in reality, conversational language changes over time. This results in a difference in understanding between cultures and misconceptions supported by cultural backgrounds.

“Hold on, if LOVE is the answer you hold…” ___Epilogue, Daft Punk

Implementer

Slow Food Design

Slow Food Design was founded in Taipei by Slow Chen after returning to Taiwan in 2017. The projects carried out usually include exhibitions and event planning, using food as the spotlight. We collaborate with many professionals and creators not only in the culinary industry, but also in creative fields. These collaborators include chefs, bartenders, interior designers, interactive designers, and graphic designers, who together create an end user experience, develop concepts, and discuss food issues.

At the end of 2020, we expanded our horizons to include food production and design, creating “L O U U”, a preserved food brand which is a combination of the creative and food industries. We believe in endless possibilities, especially in these dire times.

Curator

 
Founder of Slow Food Design
Slow Chen
Slow Chen is a Taiwan based Food Designer who graduated from SPD, Milan with a Master degree in Food Design in 2016. In her earlier career, she worked as an architect / interior designer and food stylist in Taiwan, coordinating multiple projects with professionals from different industries for clients such as Jamie’s Italian (HK), Starbucks, Le Creuset, among many others.

After grad school, Slow Chen worked at Martí Guixé’s studio in Barcelona for internship until early 2017, her most recent achievement involves working at exhibitions of food design in National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, as well copywriting for magazines. Further more, she recently launched a new brand of preserving food “LOUU”, which she uses to get her work known all throughout the beautiful island of Taiwan and beyond.

Cooperative Partners

Novize Creative WorkshopSkilLability dept. Void Interactive、Kollector

 

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The Inner Path

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H1 The Law of Bellefs

The Making of 100% Pure Belief

H2 Craft Land

Vote on the future together with the faith of craft

H3 coopoflove
H4 The Tropic of Cancer Route

The Inner Path

H5 Shine on The Infinity

The Powerful Taiwan Pump

H6 The Tales From Where The Land Emerged
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