Guerilla Architects is an international collective of architects with focus on the forgotten and unused resources of our cities. Founded in 2012 in London, it is now based in Berlin, Göttingen and Sofia and aims for unconventional and subversive transformations of public spaces.
With the project „mehr wert“ Guerilla Architects created a temporary waste-free restaurant. The interactive installation in collaboration with Entretempo Kitchen Gallery and Tabea Mathern is bringing together FOOD, ART and a COMMUNITY of FOOD SAVERS to raise public awareness and propose new possible alternatives for food waste.
The gallery is a stage, where the guests are the actors, who vitalize the space as being part of the installation. The space embraces everything that composes a classical fast food restaurant, from the typography to the furniture, packaging, uniforms to the corporate identity. Every single detail was thought and designed with care, using the leftovers of big events in Berlin, such as Fashion Week. Waste at this art exhibition, is not only the core of the concept, but the most precious and valuable material, in its ludic form.
According to a publication of the UN in 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. By 2030, a projected 730 million people will live in cities with at least 10 million inhabitants, representing 8.7 per cent of people globally.
This developement requires a new approach to the creation of space as the quality of space effects the quality of life. Architecture and food are our basic needs therefore it’s worth to create wisely here.