8-10 August 2014attrezzi

This is a food design experience.
Sustainable Design mix Innovative & Traditional Food.
Designing nutrients into food, tableware and food-making experience.

Because we are learning from nature while creating food.

In modern societies, the experience of food consumption has changed over the last two decades. As part of the consumer society, food is becoming increasingly industrialized, and its consumption is re-distributed in a new manner throughout the day. Man’s complex and vital relationship with food is linked to the expansion of science, technology, sustainability, and design. Eating has been transformed from meeting a physical need to meeting mental, emotional, and health needs – from a function to an experience.
Whether in the design of food, packaging, or service, design shapes the encounter between users and food. This encounter can inspire a transformation of the current place and role of food in the society towards a better future.
Sustainable Design from Traditional Food

Sustainable design is the natural way of traditional foodways, what can we learn from cooking together for designing a better future?
Three days that bring together Design and Food Tradition to create sustainable innovations that turn nutrients into packaging and kitchenware into food.

Join us as we explore the sustainable focal point of food and design, in the beautiful setting of rural Italy.

We will be

  • Cooking traditional meals and learning how it works
  • Investigating and experimenting kitchenware design
  • conceptual and hands-on development of materials for culinary.
  • Deriving inspiration from the beautiful rural scenery
  • Talking about our culinary needs and investigating the concept of Cradle to Cradle design

All these while combining innovative & traditional design with appropriate technologies solutions creating healthy food for us and for the biosphere. Our design methodology seek to eliminate the concept of waste, as nature has no waste.

Lessons, accommodation and full board are provided at OZU

This workshop is led by Yair Engel and Uri Mayer-Chissick.

Yair Engel is Industrial Designer and expert in Sustainable Design. He is the representative of EPEA, which applies the Cradle to Cradle®-methodology to the design of new processes, products and services. As such, Yair works with companies, government ministries, non-profit organizations and academies in Israel and abroad. Yair is also the founder of Kayama, the Center for Sustainable Design in Israel which raises awareness to the subject of sustainability, a member of the Green Label committee of the Standard Institution of Israel, a Board member of  The Heschel Center for Sustainability and lectures about Design for Sustainability in several design academies.

Yair Engel

Dr. Uri Mayer-Chissick (Ph.D) is an expert on local and traditional foodways, he guides foraging tours of wild edible plants and is a historian of food.He is an accomplished researcher of the history of food and nutrition, he wrote his thesis about the history of dietetics in the medieval Islamic empire, and he gives academic lectures all around Israel and abroad.Uri is an expert on natural nutrition and traditional foodways, who has published a guide for the local wild edible plants of Israel and the Book of Local Food of the Levant. He leads Hikes and tours of the country side, including outdoor cooking classes, lectures and gourmet meals in nature.


Price: 375 Euro

  • Tuition
  • Excursions
  • Natural local nutrient food
  • Accommodation in OZU (4 nights)
  • Transportation to and from Fara Sabina train station (direct connection with Rome Fiumicino Airport)*

*We will arrange several picking up points at Fara Sabina train station. The exact timing will be defined accordingly to landing times of guests.


Not included: airfare, spending money.



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