Casa Algarvia – Library
Casa Algarvia: library is an installation of 8 aprons, with the inscription of recipe names culturally related to the world of cuisine in the Algarve (Portuguese region). The identification of the location, defined by the cultural projection we make on the food we eat, is associated with a universal library of cooking and food history, positioned in front of the aprons, which poses a challenge. Here the public is invited to choose a book and read it in the sound tribune, set up through a microphone connected to a loudspeaker positioned next to the aprons.
There we can cross what we eat and what we design, but also the images we create and the ones we taste, independently of our geographical position.
Casa Algarvia: library speaks about the local and the global we can find in the Algarve region of Portugal, which stands out as one tourist destination, and where the local food culture is often excluded from menus served in restaurants. There we read the recipes and we invent concepts to sell a region built without roots.