Global Street Food is the latest project by German designer / creative director / curator / artist Mike Meiré. At Vitra’s Art Basel Party we had the opportunity to have a look at Global Street Food and spoke with Mike Meiré and Andreas Dornbracht of kitchen and bathroom brand Dornbracht. Global Street Food is part of Dornbracht’s Edges series of cultural projects and in a way the successor of Mike Meiré’s Farm Project for the same series.
Global Street Food had its debut during imm Cologne 2009. It basically is an exhibition of street kitchens collected from around the world. Among them: a cheese and sausage stand from Buenos Aires, a chopping block from Hong Kong, China, a fruit and vegetable stand from Rundu, Namibia, a terracotta chicken grill from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and many others.
In this video, Mike Meiré talks about the fascination with these improvised kitchens in public places, how he got the idea for the exhibition and how the show relates to the Farm Project.
This video is an excerpt, for the full-length version (22:41 Min.) containing the complete interview with Mike Meiré, statements by Andreas Dornbracht and some atmospheric shots of the Vitra Party, click here!
Mike Meiré’s Global Street Food has been shown in the Buckminster Fuller Dome on the Vitra Campus as an accompaniment to the exhibition “Antibodies. Works by Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989 – 2009” from June 11 to July 12, 2009.
Private viewing and Festa Brasileira, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein / Germany, June 6, 2009.
Global Street Food by Mike Meiré. Interview with Mike Meiré and Andreas Dornbracht (22:41 Min.):