The 3D printing industry has been transformed from a handful of manufacturers producing costly machines, to hundreds of individuals creating their own machines and sharing the instructions on how to make them. The incredible accessibility to this technology has the potential to affect many aspects of our daily lives, including how we think about food. What if in your kitchen, next to your stove, you had a machine capable of printing food?
The Street Food Printing proposal is rooted in exposing the general population of Istanbul to Food Printing by making it mobile. By taking inspiration from food merchants in the streets of the city, we propose to construct and deploy a food cart capable of printing food. By bringing this technology to the streets, we do not limit the discussion to the general audience of a design biennial, rather we allow it to collide with a dynamic city rich in culinary history.
The proposal is enabled by the following elements:
Mobile Food Printing Street Cart
The centerpiece to the proposal is the Mobile Food Printing Street Cart that will make its way throughout Istanbul in order to evolve the discussion of printed food on the streets, where anyone can have an opinion.
Food Design Interface
A software application which enables anyone to design their own culinary creations which can be 3D printed by a variety of machines.
A dynamic catalogue of all of the pieces designed by the Food Design Interface. Here anyone can rate and discuss different designs and ingredients.