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.
Casa do Penedo is a house built among boulders in the north of Portugal. Its site-specific construction and choice of material makes it such a special architectural project. Adapted to the wet climate, the house provides an unexpected experience upon approaching and entering.
Mélanie Wehrli lives and works in Berlin, practices intuitive cooking, and runs a kitchen focusing on plant-based meals, zero-waste policy, and experimentation. 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.
Bosna Quilt Werkstatt is real cross-border teamwork: Lucia designs the quilts in Bregenz, Austria and 11 women in Bosnia stitch them together by hand with the most beautiful patterns. The project originated in 1993 in a refugee home in Vorarlberg, during the Bosnia War and has grown ever since.
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