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Banquet I
. MAS Le Chêne
. Cuvry
. mai 2017

[ themes ]

. convivial event
. culinary design

[ customer ]

MAS Le Chêne

[ context ]

The Residence Le Chêne hosts 18 residents developing a neurogenerative and hereditary disease called Huntington disease, due to the mutation of a protein named Huntingtine whose initial function is still unknown today. Symptoms of this disease are cognitive, motor and mood disorders.

After an observation and research period on the meal time at the Résidence, particularly on textures, shaping and presenting of food, we wished to organize an experimentation moment towards some of the residents to confirm or infirm our propositions. And we know from caregivers testimonies that residents appreciate convivial and festive moments.

In parallel, Alice Rivière, co-founder of Dingdingdong collective (Institute of knowledge co-production on Huntington disease) and herself carrier of the gene, explored a hypothesis according to which persons with Huntington disease were mutants.

In this continuity, we imagined that the residents constitute a community gathered by the IT15 mutant gene responsible of their symptoms.The residents community shares an genetic heritage, transmitted from generation to generation.

The Banquet is thought for them, following a protocol inspired by the description of historic banquets and borrows some filitation symbols (heraldry, family portrait) to create the general plot of the event. Tablecloths integrating a landscape-tableware are conceived for the occasion and a cocktail is served in a platter in the shape of Maracaibo lake, geographical origin of the disease, as an object manifesting the link to ancestry.

Molds are made for food shaping, either shared or individual portions. Each dish experiments a shape, a texture and a color, based on food usually not used in daily meals cooking such as coconut, lemon and red fruits, considering the difficulty of reaching the accurate texture.

Festive event to which the community is invited, it is also an experimentation time of precedent propositions adapted for the occasion.

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shore.oo
Banquet I
. MAS Le Chêne
. Cuvry
. mai 2017
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[ themes ]

. convivial event
. culinary design

[ customer ]

Maison d’Accueil Spécialisée Le Chêne

[ context ]

The Residence Le Chêne hosts 18 residents developing a neurogenerative and hereditary disease called Huntington disease, due to the mutation of a protein named Huntingtine whose initial function is still unknown today. Symptoms of this disease are cognitive, motor and mood disorders.

After an observation and research period on the meal time at the Résidence, particularly on textures, shaping and presenting of food, we wished to organize an experimentation moment towards some of the residents to confirm or infirm our propositions. And we know from caregivers testimonies that residents appreciate convivial and festive moments.

In parallel, Alice Rivière, co-founder of Dingdingdong collective (Institute of knowledge co-production on Huntington disease) and herself carrier of the gene, explored a hypothesis according to which persons with Huntington disease were mutants.

In this continuity, we imagined that the residents constitute a community gathered by the IT15 mutant gene responsible of their symptoms.The residents community shares an genetic heritage, transmitted from generation to generation.

The Banquet is thought for them, following a protocol inspired by the description of historic banquets and borrows some filitation symbols (heraldry, family portrait) to create the general plot of the event. Tablecloths integrating a landscape-tableware are conceived for the occasion and a cocktail is served in a platter in the shape of Maracaibo lake, geographical origin of the disease, as an object manifesting the link to ancestry.

Molds are made for food shaping, either shared or individual portions. Each dish experiments a shape, a texture and a color, based on food usually not used in daily meals cooking such as coconut, lemon and red fruits, considering the difficulty of reaching the accurate texture.

Festive event to which the community is invited, it is also an experimentation time of precedent propositions adapted for the occasion.

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