Open Call: International Festival CREATIVE FOOD CYCLES. 9-10-11 December 2020 in Genova

Open Call: International Festival CREATIVE FOOD CYCLES. 9-10-11 December 2020 in Genova



The International Festival “FOOD interACTION!” will be held on 9-10-11 December, in an abandoned heritage building known as ‘Albergo dei Poveri’ in Genova.The event will involve citizens, cultural associations, local authorities, and professionals with the aim to demonstrate the possibility and convenience of recycling materials (including food wastes) as drivers for performative creation, social cohesion, and new economies for the city.


The aim of the Call is to explore the process that brings food from consumption to disposal, by offering new potentials meaning and spatial combination in design reinterpretation. In this regard, one of the main urgencies that architects, designers and artists are called to respond is how to configure new design and creative experiences from discarded products (from waste to resources) and include a wider public as possible in the process, making sustainable more compelling and more attractive.


Authors of selected projects will be invited to set up a small exhibition (1,5 x 1,5 m) to display the materials during the International Festival.

Six top-ranked entries will be prized, through the vote of a jury, with a subsidy of 250 Euros / each.

All the projects selected will be published in the International Festival Catalogue: an open-access publication with an ISBN code. 


Abstract submission: by 20 November 2020

Notification of the winning projects: 27 November 2020

International Festival: 9-11-12 December 2020


The International Festival is part of the Creative Food Cycles (CFC) project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The event is organised by the Department of Architecture and Design of the University of Genoa (UNIGE), in cooperation with the project partners: Chair of Territorial Design and Urban Planning of the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). 


Information and abstract submission: www.creativefoodcycles.org