As an proud Angeleno, I love walking out of a nightclub and devouring bacon wrapped hotdogs or Korean tacos from the Kogi truck. Street food can sometimes be the best food, something we can all relate to, and that is precisely why this exhibit is so fascinating.
"Global Street Food" is Mike Meiré’s latest exhibition which features urban fast food stations in public places from around the globe. The improvised kitchens are made out of a variety of different materials and come in many different shapes and sizes. The project took about a year and was displayed at the Meiré and Meiré Studio in Cologne, Germany.
"Decontextualisation allows people to look at the units from various points of view: what materials is this type of unit made from? Where do they come from and how do they communicate with each other? We want to inspire a design with these street sculptures which also provides a narrative. What happens if you put technology outside, make it visible and create an object that represents a kind of life situation, an organism in the smallest of spaces? The kitchen as a place of social dynamics and transformation is just one such organism." -Mike Meiré