Glide'12: the 3rd Global Interaction in Design Conference

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While using ethnography and design research methods, this contribution will present and discuss a transdisciplinary project that is currently in development in the Azores islands (Portugal) and that attempts to draw the attention of local populations toward local food sources, sustainability and health. Focusing specifically on the ways in which forms of visual and participatory design can be used as an effective strategy, this paper will demonstrate how the project is drawing specifically on the varieties of edible seaweed available on the shores of the archipelago whilst tackling issues of food production and consumption and the reintroduction of local ecological and vernacular knowledge amongst the younger generations. This presentation is based on the paper entitled 'Redesigning the Atlantic Diet: Researching the Consumption of Seaweed in the Azores Islands' that will be published as part of the conference proceedings published by Icograda Journal of Design Research.
Period7 Nov 2011
Event typeConference
LocationOnline Conference, United States