Food Culture Museum
The Food Culture Museum is an International Centre to promote the convergence of Art, Science, Cooking and Gastronomy, through research and education. It is a versatile space, an innovative and necessary approach to the subject of food in response to the controversies on food and nutrition generated by the new dynamics of the 21st century.
The objective of the FCM is to promote research and debate around nutrition, to celebrate the diversity of experiences linked to the ritual of eating, and to disseminate works of art inspired in food and gastronomy. It also seeks to establish a dialogue among works of art, scientific research projects, visual documentation and anthropological objects found throughout the world and showcased as exhibits of the Museum.
In collaboration with the Catalan artist, Antoni Miralda, whose work is focused in food culture, the project consists of the rehabilitation an old building from the Barcelona 1929 World Fair, and its transformation into the Food Culture Museum of Barcelona. The programme and promenade throughout the exhibition is directed by Miralda, with the aim of creating spaces for exchange, divulgation and research of the theme of food and nutrition in the world.
|Programme:||Collaboration with the Catalan artist Antoni Miralda for the rehabilitation of an old pavilion of the 1929 World Fair as an interdisciplinary centre related to the Food Culture|
|Architects:||Flores & Prats Archs, Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats|
|Structural Adviser:||Lluís Moya (BOMA)|
|Collaborators:||Food Culture Museum Team: Guillermo Basso, Ignasi Duarte, Práxedes García, Cristina Giorgi, Albert Hernández, Rosa Pera, Llorenç Torrado, John Zvereff, Montse Guillén.
Flores & Prats Team: Eugenia Troncoso, Carlota García de la Iglesia, Julia Taubinger, Caterina Moretti, Ingrid Tosoni, Cinzia de Luca, Alba Carbonell
|Situation:||Rius i Taulet Street, Montjuïc, Barcelona|
|Date of the Project:||2002-2007|