Part research, part practice, the goals of the Walker Kitchen Lab were to explore how the kitchen functions as a place for cultural expression and social action and to produce a series of prototype objects and events as experiments in public design. As part of the Open Field, the project also was a platform for investigating new forms of collectivist action and learning in the context of the museum.
KitchenLab consisted of a two-week Residency at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. Part learning conference, part collaborative design, part public event, the Residency explored myriad movements of socially engaged art, collaborative production, art/design learning and redefining public space.
Components of this project are ongoing, including continued deployment of the Dilettant-Tea Set into public spaces by myself and Anna Bierbrauer.