Open Food Factory. Distributed Design for Plant-Based Food

Polifactory invites you to “Open Food Factory. Distributed Design for Plant-Based Food“.
This event will be held on 21st September 2022, from 5pm to 7pm at Polifactory (Edificio B3 – Campus Candiani, via Candiani, 72, Milano).

The Zoom Link for online attendance will be soon available.

The event is part of Creative Europe’s project Distributed Design Platform.

Open Food Factory is a design action developed by Polifactory, the makerspace/fab lab of Politecnico di Milano within the Distributed Design Platform, a project funded by the Creative Europe Programme to implement the global Fab Lab network, promoting and improving the connection between designers and makers with the European market.

Open Food Factory is an initiative that explores the relationship between distributed design and food processing to develop open-source solutions dedicated to the fermentation and distillation or extraction of food, stimulating the circularity of urban food systems.

The event is designed to present the Open Food Factory initiative and launch the Open call for ideas to select and prototype product ideas for fermentation and distillation proposed by young designers studying or graduating at Politecnico di Milano. 

To stimulate reflection on the relationship between design and plant-based food, a panel of guests will talk about their design and experimental experiences in the field of fermentation and distillation.



5pm | Distributed Design Platform and Open Food Factory
Massimo Bianchini, Polifactory, Dipartimento di Design – Politecnico di Milano 

5.15pm | Open Food Factory. Launch of the open call for ideas
Andrea Ascani, Polifactory, Dipartimento di Design – Politecnico di Milano 

5.30 – 6.30pm | Panel Designing for Plant-Based Food


Francesco Bombardi
Food Designer and co-director Master Design for Food POLI.Design

Yue Liu from tofoodesign
Working on Product & Visual Design projects related to food culture and experiences with food.

Stefano Tosoni from Wood*ing – wild food lab
Research lab and workshop experimenting wild food for human nutrition

Maud Bausier and Antoine Jaunard from Domingo Club
A creative duo promoting plant proteins and creating the tools for everyone to make them at home, for the benefit of our planet.

Q&A session

6.40pm |  Aperitivo and networking


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