RMA Research contributed a research project with text and an installation for this exhibition on the architectural issues surrounding food. Presented by the MAXXI museum in Rome, the exhibition is curated by Pippo Ciorra together with Giulia Ferracci, Alessio Rosati and Alessandra Spagnoli. RMA’s research project is titled, ‘The Dabbawallas of Mumbai’.
From the museum:
“Over 50 works by different artists and architects, in a presentation that ranges from the dimension of the human body to that of the planet, from the kitchen to the home, from the city to the region and the world, tackle the global political, social, urban and economic effects that the production, distribution, consumption and disposal of food have on communities and territories.”
‘WWCW is a constellation of events that is designed to open up various directions of cultural and historical inquiry while eluding fixed institutional or disciplinary mandates. It will act as a stage for new relationships to emerge among initiatives in the arts, architecture, urbanism and culture at large. WWCW is presented as a production set for ideas that will, we hope, circulate into the cultural bloodstream of Bombay. It is a prototype for a full-scale festival of ideas, which is intended to take place in 2013.’