This presentation will introduce a system of new personas, places, systems, processes, tools, environments, and hearts for cooking in the Inclusively Creative city. These concepts and practices are inspired by the idea and theories of Pattern Language.
Cooking, though widely conceived as either a household chore or a professional skill, is the simplest form of design that many of us go through on a daily basis. It is a creative process that requires abstract skills including generating ideas and solving problems. It may seem a highly complex set of skills, but many of us are able to overcome the difficulty with the process driven by hunger.
The presentation will explore the application of theories by Christopher Alexander into the field of cooking. We will especially take a close look at his principles described in his book The Production of Houses, including the idea of the Architect-Builder and the builder’s yard.
Presented at the PUARL2016 conference, Sep. 2016 San Fransisco, CA, USA.