Past Futures, an edible insect dinner

plate prototype and eating design, 2018

This pop up event is a collaborative effort between me, Monica Martinez, and Illya Haro. In this collaboration, we were interested creating an eating experience that would create a dialogue for guests to taste pre-colombian ingredients with insects as sustainable protein futures. We presented our concepts as eating landscapes at O2 Artisans Aggregate in West Oakland, California.

chef/designer/Monica Martinez
designer/Raquel Kalil

All designs were created exclusively for the February 8, 2018 Dinner.

The plate forms shown were specifically designed for the chiniquil corn custard dish. At the night of the event we presented these forms as a proof of concept for framing our Eating Landscape narrative.