Food manifests in our culture in numerous and various ways. As a substance, it provides energy and generates pleasure. As an image, it holds our gaze and arouses desire. Creating a food image makes it possible to commemorate significant moments and share highlights or expectations, which, like our food, pass and perish.
The conference Food as Image, Image as Food, was held in relation to the Food exhibition, currently displayed at the museum. The conference discussed the role of food in our culture and focused on the rituals and traditions surrounding it, and how design affects them. The conference examined the subject from three perspectives: food as a resource, both real and symbolic, food as an image – the difference between the images we create and our self-image, and food as a story – what are the stories we tell about food and what story it tells about us. The conference was held at Design Museum Holon on 19 July 2023.
Marti Guixé (Spain) is an industrial designer with a critical perspective and unique design philosophy. Guixé’s work merges performance and food. Through his works, he will demonstrate how food can be used to tell a story | The talk will be held in English.
Marije Vogelzang (Netherlands) One of the first designers to bring food and design together, Vogelzang focuses on eating habits, traditions, and rituals relating to food. she will discuss food as an actual and symbolic raw material | The talk will be held in English, via Zoom.
Barbara Gollackner (Austria) is a textile and product designer who specializes in tableware. She will discuss eating as an experience and what can be done with leftover food | The talk will be held in English.
Uri Mayer-Chissick Ph.D is a history and politics, researcher in the field of medicine and nutrition, as well as a specialist in gathering wild plants for nourishment. Mayer-Chissick will discuss the historical context of food-related stories | The talk is held in Hebrew.
Dan Perez, one of Israel’s best food photographers, will speak about the history of food photography and its evolution | The talk is held in Hebrew.
Roni Levit lecturer at Bezalel academy of arts and design, Jerusalem, and product designer. Levit will discuss about food as an image via infographics, a discipline that employs visualization of data, images, and text to convey a message | The talk is held in Hebrew.
Hilla Alpert is a journalist and TV host. Alpert will discuss the way food had shaped the Israeli society through its formative years.
Gal Mamalia is the creator of Ptitim blog, graphic designer, animator, and game designer who will spark about Japanese food and its aesthetics. Mamalia will discuss Japanese cuisine and the aesthetics that distinguish it | The talk is held in Hebrew.
Nitsan Mayost is a graduate of the Department of Visual Communication (2022) at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. He’ll discuss reducing food waste, “responsible design” and suggest creative approaches that don’t harm the environment | The talk is held in Hebrew.
The conference was supported by: