Rosa Vanina, chef of Pianoterra restaurant in Paris, speaks to us about the beauty of cooking for neighbours, the wish to cook a landscape and the confluence of cuisine and archietcture.
Florian Nagler speaks about a suitable and economical use of natural resources, how old construction techniques influence contemporary architecture and the beauty of distinct materiality.
Julien Fargetton was present in Vevey and presented the work "Liquidity": an intervention/performance about water systems and human engagement taking the city of Vevey as its stage. Filmed as part of the foodculture day Biennale in Vevey, CH in 2021.
"Praz Bonjour" derives from the land itself that two friends, Pierre Gilles and Antoine, bought to practice and demonstrate a circular agriculture in a peri-urban region. Filmed as part of the foodculture day Biennale in Vevey, CH in 2021.
foodculture days is a platform for the exchange of knowledge around food. PIONIRA accompanied this year's second chapter of the Biennale "from the forest's ashes" in Vevey, Switzerland at the end of May 2021.
Patricia Hepp on an educational institution for children with a musical and artistic orientation amidst nature: Kinder Insel Hombroich.
Christian Wittmann on the social structure of the village he calls home: Friesenhausen. A rural area with a strong sense of community and a strategy for living comfortably together in old age.
Wilhelm Schubert, former head of the Bavarian Horticulture and Viticulture Institute, spoke to us about various forms of social- and urban gardening and the pioneering "Ökosoziale Siedlung" in Bamberg, Germany.
Rudolf Plochmann explains contemporary forestation methods, the many qualities of wood and the beauty of the forest's atmosphere to us.
The Convento da Arrábida was built during the 16th Century, after being founded in 1542 by Friar Martinho de Santa Maria. It became an important site for pilgrimage and a home to monks, living in cells carved into the steep rocks of the mountain range of Arrábida.
Syntropic agriculture as a sustainable practice, a system developed based on the ideas of Ernst Gotsch, is explored at the Herdade Freixo do Meio.
Time stands still at this estate based on a regenerative agroforestry model and organic farming methods with majestic cork trees and organic produce.
Clara Lab is a holistic design research center in south Portugal, exploring sustainable development and stressing the importance to re-invent a rural future.
Bolotas, or acorns, might be considered unusual vegetables but they are finding a way back to human consumption thanks to their many nutrients. Learn how.
Francisco explains the conservation of biodiversity, the smell of freshly harvested cork and the many advantages of cork as a sustainable building material.