The third workshop held by the team was held as a part of Harakka Unplugged – an unusual work day that was organised on Harakka Island just off the Helsinki coastline by the Department of Media at Aalto University. The event brought together a diverse group of professionals from the creative industry, researchers, educators, and practitioners who wished to learn novel creative methods in design and problem solving.
The aim of the workshop was to push the participants to consider food as a design medium, and gain understanding of emotional design, rapid prototyping and thinking by doing. The workshop was inspired by the diversity and unity of the root vegetables. Through a number of exercises the participants developed their childhood memories into tangible food objects using root vegetables. Thus, the name has a double meaning.
Results varied from food art to food games and sculptures of root vegetables. Who said you shouldn’t play with food? The resulting works were exhibited at the Kasematti Gallery with guidance from the curator Kasper Strömman.