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Research for Design: Nishiki market and food of Kyoto

Period:March 3(Sat), 2018 - April 22(Sun), 2018
Closed:Mondays, Tuesdays
Venue:203 (Kyoto Institute of Technology - KYOTO Design Lab Tokyo Gallery)

Nishiki Market has long been known as the center of food culture in Kyoto, delivering ingredients of the highest quality to prominent Ryotei restaurants in areas such as Gion. However, with its increase in popularity as a sight-seeing spot, Nishiki Market recently has began to experience cultures and sights different from before.
KYOTO Design Lab [D-lab] has held workshops from 2015 to 2017 that explore the relationship between food and city through students' field works in Nishiki Market and proposal in response to them. When reconsidering Kyoto's food culture through rigorous research, it became clear that there exist various systems that do not directly relate to food but have an immense influence on it, such as ecosystems, cultural behaviour, city's infrastructure that gives birth to production, distribution and consumption and the twenty-four seasons in the Japanese lunar calendar that are underlying concept for the said systems.
This exhibition shows not only research on the food of Kyoto and Nishiki Market but also design proposals that express new interpretations of there twenty-four seasons.

Organized by KYOTO Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology

  • AIR 3331
  • 3331 TRANS ARTS