On Wednesday, 7 October, at 17:30 participants Rudy Guedj and The Soft Protest Digest are delivering presentations about their work and research interests.
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Rudy Guedj is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam, working on commissioned and autonomous projects ranging from book and exhibition design to animation and installation works.
Initiated in 2018, The Soft Protest Digest is a research collective involving Danish farmer and artist Nickie Sigurdsson, and French designers Jérémie Rentien Lando and Robin Bantigny. Centering their research around food history, agriculture and the social and political ties to what constitutes a food culture, the collective aims to design environmentally resilient diets. May this research be proposed to the residents of a neighborhood, a city, a region or a state, The Soft Protest Digest believes in the usage of storytelling as a way to create or adapt food traditions, recipes and diets which would take into account the cultural heritage and emotional bond between the eater and its local gastronomy. Engaging with the community through eventful meals, workshops and talks, the collective improved its methods in different regions through various institutions, from M4Gastatelier in the Netherlands, to Cité du Design and Palais de Tokyo in France.
The Wednesday evening presentations started in 2013 with an aim to connect the Jan van Eyck participants and the public, share ideas and network, as well as encourage the residents to reflect on their residency period.