Open Food Factory. Distributed Design for Plant-Based Food. Open call event


Polifactory is pleased to invite you to “Open Food Factory. Distributed Design for Plant-Based Food.”
The event will be held on September 21, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Polifactory (Building B3 – Candiani Campus, via Candiani, 72, Milan).

Open Food Factory is a project action developed by Polifactory, the makerspace/fab lab of Politecnico di Milano as part of the Distributed Design Platform, a project funded by the Creative Europe Program to implement the global Fab Lab network, promoting and improving the connection between designers and makers in the European market.

Open Food Factory is an initiative that explores the relationship between distributed design and food processing to develop open-source solutions dedicated to the fermentation and distillation or extraction of food, stimulating the circularity of urban food systems.

The event aims to present the Open Food Factory initiative and launch the open call for ideas to select and prototype product ideas for fermentation and distillation proposed by young designers studying or graduating at Politecnico di Milano.

To stimulate reflection on the relationship between design and plant food, a panel of guests will talk about their design and experimental experiences in the field of fermentation and distillation.


17.00 | Distributed design platform and open food factory
Massimo Bianchini, Polifactory, Department of Design – Politecnico di Milano

17.15 | Open Food Factory. Launch of the call for ideas
Andrea Ascani, Polifactory, Department of Design – Politecnico di Milano

17.30 – 18.30 | Panel Designing for Plant-Based Food

Panel guests:

Francesco Bombardi
Food Designer and co-director Master Design for Food POLI.Design

Yue Liu of tofoodesign
She works on Product & Visual Design projects related to food culture and experiences with food.

Stefano Tosoni of Wood*ing – wild food lab
Laboratory for research and experimentation of wild food for human consumption.

Maud Bausier & Antoine Jaunard of Domingo Club
A creative duo promoting plant-based proteins and creating the tools to make them at home to benefit our planet.

Question and answer session

7:00 p.m. | Aperitif and networking



Wednesday 21st September 2022
5:00pm — 8:00pm
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