Giacomo Boffo / Raw Data Cafe

Raw Data Cafe explores the possibility of presenting raw statistic data through food. Disrespecting all cultural and traditional values associated with nutrition, the project focuses on the gustatory aspect to deliver straightforward statistic information.The stiffness of raw data is balanced by the immersive and interactive nature of the feeding process, the snacks involving the public on both a sensory and mental level.
Raw Data Cafe was originally commissioned by Open Set Summer School ↑, and has made its appearance so far during Open Set and Kunst in Het Witte de With Kwartier Festival in Rotterdam, and as part of the Free Food exhibition in Eindhoven. It has proposed, depending on the context, sensitive data on unemployment, pollution, immigration, criminality, health and economy in the Netherlands.

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