Eat Shit Salone del Mobile Milan DAE

Farming the City to join Design Academy Eindhoven’s “Eat Shit” event in Milan

DAE's new Food Non Food department hosts its first event – “Eat Shit” – at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Design Academy Eindhoven is advancing a new approach to stir-up thought and action surrounding a central subject in everyone’s life throughout history: food. Aligned with DAE, discount the approach is design-driven, help materializing in the new Food Non Food department. Headed by DAE graduate (2000) and “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang, the department’s first exhibition brings all 18 students and teachers to Milan to present “Eat Shit” at the Salone del Mobile.

Organized in collaboration with designer Jan Konings, the event addresses the politics of how, where and why we eat in a combination exhibition/public laboratory format. Topics will include contemporary food culture, and an exploration of the relationship between education and exhibition. More specifically, the event will focus on waste – on shit.

As input leads to output, an examination of shit – the natural consequence of food consumption – will be brought to light, revealing (stinky) hints of health and culture. On this subject, DAE alumnus has brought together over 400 graduation projects focusing on food or feces from 1976 till present that will be presented on a timeline. In addition, you will find a number of installations and graduation project exhibitions on display, including “Outdoor Pharmacy” by Marloes van Bennekom and Pim van Baaren’s “Holy Crap” project rethinking waste in Kathmandu.


On April 15th, Francesca Miazzo of Farming the City and parent foundation, CITIES, will host one of three DAE Breakfast Talks running the 15th – 17th. The purpose of the talks is to give the public a chance to meet with Food Non Food tutors and students, and to speak together with internationally acclaimed artists, theoreticians and designers. Held in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Breakfast Talks also include Francesca Piredda from DESIS Lab, industrial ecologist Barbara Putnam Cramer and Daisy Ginsberg.

As a special treat for “Eat Shit”, food curator Lucas Mullié will present “Infinite Sausage”, a food-producing machine that will provide dinner to be enjoyed with beverages in the exhibition’s courtyard space.

Posted on 30 March 2015 and filed under Projects

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