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Post Forma Opening Celebration & Cooking Sections Lecture

Post Forma: Martino Gamper Workshop. Photography: Tobias Titz

Join us at RMIT Design Hub next Wednesday 9th March for a double celebration: 

Post Forma opening
Project Room 3, Level 3, RMIT Design Hub
5.30 – 6.30pm

100 Chairs in 100 Days is an exhibition by Italian-born, London-based designer Martino Gamper currently on display within Project Spaces 1 & 2 (Level 2) of RMIT Design Hub. As part of the 100 Chairs in 100 Days program, Gamper led an intensive three-day workshop with a group of design practitioners and researchers drawn from the local community. 

Under the collective title of Post Forma, the workshop takes a ‘leaping off’ point from Gamper’s process-driven practice to explore design ideas through collaborative making and interrogations into the local condition of inner city Melbourne.

Join the workshop participants and the Design Hub team to celebrate the opening of this collection of conceptual works. 

Workshop participants: Emma Aiston, Ed Cutting, Tim Fleming, Brad Haylock, Sarah Jamieson, Ronnie Lacham, Simone LeAmon, Elliott Mackie, Tim McLeod, Tin Nguyen, Christie Petsinis, Simon Spain, Daniel To.

Cooking Sections, Under The Sea There Is A Hole, 2015.

Cooking Sections 
Lecture: Floods, Rats, White Ants, All Seem To Conspire Against Us
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Lecture Theatre, Level 3, RMIT Design Hub
Presented by RMIT Interior Design, SIBLING architecture and Design Hub

Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based in London. Their practice was born out of The Centre for Research Architecture (Goldsmiths, University of London) to explore the systems that organize the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, cooking performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture and geopolitics.

The Empire Remains is a long-term project by Cooking Sections that started in 2013. It explores the infrastructure and cultural imaginaries that were set up by the British Empire to promote the food and agricultural industry between home and overseas territories through powerful visual arts, film and graphic propaganda. The Empire Remains attests to the ways global food networks have evolved up to today and affected the construction of the natural and built environment – like the relationship between megaports and invasive species or between greenhouses and the end of traditional seasons. By looking at bananas, sugar, rum, tobacco, cacao, fruits and spices, Cooking Sections explore the spatial legacy of such trade networks and how they affect the world we live in.