Collaborative kitchen

The participatory project of a collaborative kitchen recognises the connecting power of food. It wants to stimulate community development in terms of education and circular economy practices, using food and food-related knowledge as conversation starters.

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Can we learn from the talents found in the Arlesian neighbourhood of Griffeuille, and build a new food community?

In collaboration with the association Petit à Petit : coopérer pour vivre ensemble, the project is an exploratory investigation using food-related knowledge and edible resources. In close collaboration with local experts from this Arlesian neighbourhood, the project tests several ideas around food waste, food cycles, local gardening, food accessibility, and shared kitchens.

This initiative uses food’s inherent potential to create a space for individual expression and where a true community of cooks can thrive. Cooking here is a base, a catalyst, to generate a change of life, proceed towards a sustainable economical transition and to bring forward the richness of the human ressources of the territory.

In 2017, during its first phase, the project’s activities will be based in the neighbourhood of Griffeuille, but open to all inhabitants of Arles. Activities include sharing of local knowledge through informal meetings; workshops focused on local wild plants; a participation in the local neighbourhood party; and the making of a “wild dinner” at the Parc des Ateliers during the Luma days. The achievement of the first phase of this project would not have been possible without the help and participation of the following people, which we would like to kindly acknowledge: Marine Buu, Joel Marnetto, Hamid Benamar (Solid’Arles), Baptiste Guerri (Maison du Quartier), Roberto Meloni (Petit à Petit).

Project team

  • Lucia Babina

    Cultural activist

    Ibiza, Spain

  • Cuisiniers bénévoles

    Arles, France

  • Anne Drilleau

    Coordinator, Petit à Petit

    Arles, France

  • Jardiniers

    Collectif "Les Semeurs du Partage"

    Arles, France

  • Bénédicte Hossenlopp

    Botanist, A corps et à plantes

    Gageron, France

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