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LOCAL - eating design
LOCAL - eating design
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Travessa de Cedofeita 28, Porto, Portugal, PT
+351 914338761
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Alexandra Viol João Gonçalves
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LOCAL - eating design

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Urban, Educational, Political

Project Summary

LOCAL is an eating design studio based in Porto, Portugal. Through workshops, farm visits, weekly market, urban projects, politics, events and much more it aims to allow people to access to what really nourishes them.

Project Description

Local is an eating design studio based in Porto, Portugal.

Our aim for LOCAL is to create a place for people to gather and reflect on the act of eating. Through these reflections, we will explore eating as a cultural and economic act, and one that is an important promoter of life quality.

LOCAL is based on the conviction that design, brought together with the observation of nature, has the capacity to produce cultural responses that underpin life and human behaviour – be it a dinner, an object, a garden, or the relationship between neighbours.

LOCAL aims to contribute to the construction of a more functional world , as we use the creative process to celebrate, rather than ignore, the quality of our raw materials – that is, local, seasonal, real food, sourced from sustainable, integrated practices such as permaculture and organic and biodynamic agriculture.

LOCAL enables an investigation of the cultural elements of food and eating, of the habits, desires and emotions evoked by food. On the other hand,LOCAL’s activities will also reflect the role of food as the structural element of the nutrient cycle and develop and appreciation of its impact on the ecosystem. Central to the values of LOCAL is an observation of the myriad roles food plays in our lives.

LOCAL runs activities of a cultural nature, through which it seeks to foster the sharing of knowledge and community engagement.

LOCAL is a project of NovosLocais Association. The principles and activities of this project are linked to members’ needs, enabling encounters and developing awareness and learning.


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