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Street Kitchen Project takes Kolkata by storm

December 23, 2013

A unique collaborative effort between artists from Denmark and their Kolkata counterparts was held at Lake Market earlier this month. Artists showcased their creativity at this unusual exhibition.

For three weeks the Danish artists soaked up the sights and sounds of the city, experimented with traditional materials, observed locals and their way of life.

Clay, bamboo, plant seeds, cups and carts were innovatively used by visitors and local artisans to create a different view of the city.

The Street Kitchen project included street food stalls particularly the tea stall that are spread all over the city.

The earthen clay cups used for drinking tea were improvised to make it more environment- friendly. Danish flair  gave a new look to the sustainable clay cups made by local craftsman and tea sellers .They added seeds of pumpkin and coriander to the exterior of the traditional clay cups giving it a new feel.

A member of the team and student of landscape architecture, Desislava Mincheva from Denmark, said “These clay cups are most sustainable as they are made of clay from rivers. Once used, these cups are thrown away and are mixed with river water, so we have added seed on its exterior so that some of it might grow into plants when thrown away”.

Another fascinating aspect of the project was a lesson on how to waste time, in a productive manner, known as Waster Service. A visual artist from Denmark had collected the thrown away recycled porcelain, traditionally used as dinnerware by the Danish families and painted them blue. Curious visitors made patterns on the porcelain ware which would be taken back to Denmark as part of the exchange programme.

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Victor Reply
December 30, 2013
More such efforts are welcome.
 
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