RC Double-Lecture: Kaja Antlej (AUS) & Tadej Vindiš (UK)

New technologies: between creation, usefulness and tools

Kaja Antlej: Creative re-use of heritage: 3D food printing for promoting Slovenian cuisine in Australia

Tadej Vindiš: Other Image

Abstract Kaja Antlej:

Culinary heritage is an important indicator of the cultural identity of migrants. We have focused our research on culinary heritage of Slovenians in Australia and how 3D food printing could be utilised in
museum makerspaces to evoke creative potential of younger generations of migrants, including children and teenagers. As discovered through in-depth interviews, due to their limited time and complicated making process, younger generation rarely bake traditional Slovenian desserts, such as potica, a Slovenian circular cake-like roll. 3D food printing could be used to introduce traditional cuisine to a tech-savvy migrant youth.

Moreover, an additive process of 3D printing enables new creative reinterpretations of dark (filling) and light (dough) pattern, not limited to a roll-shape. Makerspace users could use a special up to design their own pattern, e.g. inspired by the Slovenian carnation patterns available through online collections. In
this framework, we explore how heritage content can be creatively re-used through online collections and digital fabricators.

The research has been made possible through the support of a 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship, a postdoctoral research provided by the Australian Government Department of Education, of Kaja Antlej at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra under supervision of Professor Angelina Russo.

Abstract Tadej Vindiš:

Culinary heritage is an