Local Roots: Celebrating sustainable methods of food production
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Local Roots is a design of a system where local interest circles and study groups share their knowledge and interest in the context of an outdoor museum. Here, museum visitors can get inspired by a first glimpse into the local culture of traditional food production. This thesis project mainly focuses on the introduction experience to this system, on the outdoor museum plant tour "what's my flavor". Interactive plant audio installations of this tour are placed around the territory of the museum. By touching different parts of a plant, museum visitors trigger information about its nutritional and cultural values. They start to see food opportunities in natural ecosystems, gain experience and train watchfulness the same way they would do it for centuries before, by touching, smelling and reading the signs of nature together with the more experienced peers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 67 p.
food, production, sustainability, system design, interaction design, preservation, traditional food production practices
Food Science Interaction Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-72781OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-72781DiVA: diva2:627491
Master's programme in Interaction Design
2013-05-24, 19:58 (English)
Andersson, Niklas, Lecturer, Programme Director Interaction Design