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The Comeback

For his father’s generation, value meant to save money on inputs. He was buying milk. Francesco sees value as quality. He’s buying cows.

Down the Battery

Denominazione d’Origine Protetta (DOP) Balsamico to be certified by the “consortium” (and receive its label and €10/ml price) must age for 25 years through a “battery”. Nevertheless no balsamic has an age, because the barrels are never emptied or cleaned. They still contain the sediment of hundreds of years. Giusti produces 250 l/year.

Food with Context

Food is a focal point for the struggle of meaning against machine. Food's meaning comes from context, the very context which commodification destroys or conceals.

Julian’s Yes

"I don't do something just for money reasons, but also for quality. For the thing itself. I like single components. I never use any kind of mix. I make it all by myself. I don't like the tendency in business that you can buy everything ready-made."

3D printing

If we can have exactly what we want, in the size and color we want, with a small modification, a lot of our retail expenditures will fall away, as will surely some of the ability to manipulate buying preferences, and, hopefully, wasteful overproduction.

Technology View mid-2018

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“Not a lot of people have this oven”

I grew up in an Indian neighborhood in Canada. I loved the food. When I moved here to Berlin I missed it. So I went to study in India. It took a lot of time to adapt the recipes.

Not by ingredients alone

The passionate serving staff did provide lectures about the commitments to culture, region, and producers. But we were hungry, and unfilled by lectures.

Saving the Almond

It was a massacre. Without the almond, I couldn't make almond granita. So I put together a plan to save the almond. I needed to make the world understand the difference between a commercialized product and the quality born in this land.

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Data Sovereignty Movement

Syntax of Power

GlasSatisfaction

"I worked as an art director inadvertising for 29 years. First as a consultant and then for more than 10 years in Sennheiser. On my 10 years anniversary, they gave me candlesticks as a present. This was too much. I had saved a lot of holidays, so I used them to go study ice cream in Italy and then I quite and opened Favvo Glass. I used to have sleep problems and pain in my body in my back, arms. Now I'm on my feet all day, but the physical pain is gone."

John Long

The body is not a pipe

ETH WFS 2016

1. what is economics. TOOLS HISTORY thingsto track EDGE how do we find these? history, institutions, ideology

Farm Tour with Martin Ott

“Everybody uses boards, but not like these.”

Everybody uses boards, but not like these. Every board should be a combination of art and something to use. Some people put it on the wall or lay it on the table as an object, but for me it's best if you combine these two things. That you have a place where you can see and touch it, and if it's needed you use it.

Symbols and certification schemes