Instant Cooking – Nomadic, Mobile Cooking Stations
Instant Cooking is a project of mobile cooking stations, again reduced to the bare essentials. Functional and transportable like a field kitchen, but also formally attractive like the mobile variant of a futurist singles kitchenette where the preparation of food is celebrated in cult fashion, Instant Cooking fulfils a range of tasks. After all, cooking and eating (together) do not just serve a basic need but are also sensually, emotionally charged processes; Instant Cooking underlines this further through interaction in public space. Not least, the striking number of TV formats concerned with cooking is an indication of the topic’s significance for modern man. The mobile cooking stations are fully suited to everyday use, designed to save space, and consist of high-quality, hard-wearing materials. Due to their modular construction method, units of different sizes can be combined for any specific occasion, and supplemented by sanitary stations. The size, model (cook shop, vendor’s tray, provisions rucksack) and equipment of the cooking stations are variable, depending on the wishes, creativity and initiative of their operators, to whom the Instant Cooking Service (ICS) is also offered as support for those setting up in business. Instant Cooking Service makes a number of Instant Cooking stations available, and takes care of their administration, possible conversion, maintenance and return. In addition, it provides support in a search for office and storage space, helps with applications for permits etc. including the necessary visits to public offices and departments, with the search for a suitable location, and with advance buying and product selection. When founding local networks, those setting up in business can also get help towards self-help from the Instant Cooking Service. Instant Cooking consciously chooses the path of artistic intervention with this service, in order to give youth groups, for example, or the socially weak a possibility to change their own situation.