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A restaurants where knowledge is served with food. Steps: • find an authentic ethnic cook • find a space with the basic cooking facilities • secure authentic ingredients from local supplier • create an on-line platform for promotion, reservation and screening of results • launch the Eat What You Learn restaurant • repeat in other locations or with other ethnic cuisines

Institute of Relevant Studies Agata Jaworska - Giovanni Innella - Kanarak Isarankura Na Ayudhya June, 15th 2009

from Flickr user Wesley*

EAT WHAT YOU LEARN


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DESCRIPTION. EAT WHAT YOU LEARN IS A RESTAURANT WHERE YOU NOT ONLY EAT AUTHENTIC FOOD, YOU ALSO LEARN HOW TO MAKE IT.


People interested in ethnic food would reserve space on the Eat What You Learn promotional and functional website and gather in a space equipped with basic mobile kitchen facilities. Ingredients would come from local ethnic suppliers, which could also become sponsors. An authentic cook would lead the session by showing the steps and watching people as they learn. Results of the cooking will be shared on the Eat What You Learn website.


PROMOTING ETHNIC CUISINES AND CULTURES. THROUGH COOKING AND EATING AT THE RESTAURANT WITH AN AUTHENTIC COOK, GUESTS WILL HAVE A UNIQUE CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER


NATIONALITIES’ SPECIALITIES AND CULTURE. It is an open source platform which invites active handson participation. We believe the restaurant can create an authentic impression of culture through interacting with the cook, ingredients, the way of cooking and ultimately, the eating experience.


BENEFITS. FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS • • •

Promotion of food, culture and tourism Commercial gain for local food suppliers Increasing interest in eating ethnic specialities which will raise local ethnicrestaurant demand

FOR RESTAURANT GUESTS •

Authentic food experience Learning about foreign culture through active participation Practical know-how for experiencing ethnic culturesin your city Expanding your cooking vocabulary flickr user Jason Webber

• • •


FOR FOREIGN ENTREPRENEURS • • •

Increased demand for their products and services Creating of network of businesses Marketing benefits from promoting sponsorships

FOR COOKS • • •

To become recognized as an authentic cook Become an ambassador of their own culture Active participation in community


KANARAK ISARANKURA NA AYUDHYA, GIOVANNI INNELLA AND AGATA JAWORSKA GRADUATED FROM IM MASTERS OF THE DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN. THEY COLLABORATE WITH COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS PHILIPS DESIGN, INTERACTION DESIGN LAB, DROOG, NABA AND DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN AMONGST OTHERS. THEIR PROJECTS HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED AT MOMA NEW YORK, NETHERLANDS ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE MAASTRICHT AND FUORISALONE IN MILAN.

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0906_eat_learn© Agata Jaworska and Giovanni Innella, 2009

INSTITUTE OF RELEVANT STUDIES IS A DESIGN PRACTICE FOCUSED ON DOING MORE WITH WHAT EXISTS. MINIMIZING ADDITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND FIXED COSTS, THE IoRS RE-ADAPTS EXISTING RESOURCES AND SYSTEMS OF EXCHANGE TO CREATE AND DISSEMINATE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL GOODS, SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES. IoRS SEES BUSINESS MODELS AS A FORM OF DESIGN AND EXPRESSION.

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