The world can be responsibly transformed and made more convivial
and cohabitable starting from the food. During the meals people talk,
conflicts can be solved and tensions eased; in a word that people
can meet while eating, sharing food and table as points of contact
among civilizations and cultures. Cittadellarte Corner aims to create
gastronomic micro-businesses all over the world, which can support
and promote the contact and the exchange among different people and
traditions. The Corners, launched from the experience of Unidee in
Residence 2006 and from the Cafeteria, aim to export the principles
of the Italian culture concerning the good eating and the convivium,
supplementing it with the local tradition of the countries in which
the Corner is. The Emotional Cooking – theory and practice of
the Cafeteria - represents the methodology to which one can draw inspiration.
The Emotional Cooking teaches how to put love around food, rediscovering
values such as the relationship, the conversation, the memory and
the imagination. The first step for activating the Corner is represented
by the collaboration with Qiu Jun, a Unidee 2006 resident, with whom
we are working in order to open the first Corner in Guangzhou (Canton),
China. The Do-Do buffet offered for Unidee in Progress 2006
represents the first testing, together with our idea of glocal food.
The ideogram Do means seed, but also young, happy, round
and tender, that is emotional and passionate words; its repetition
Do Do is a wishful expression of love.