Seperate Togetherness
with Isabel Prade
  • Remote Closeness (JO) 2021
  • Schloss Hollenegg for Design (AT) 2019
  • Vienna Design Week (AT) 2018

How can we feel close when we are apart? How can virtual interactions feel as profound as physical ones?

Food and technology are both fundamental connectors in human interactions but often cancel each other out. Digital devices are interwoven with our lives, increasingly becoming our opposites in conversations in place of real people. While social media enables us to create virtual relationships over distances, essential elements of physical interaction get lost. It is often a touch, a smell, the presence of the other that make us feel together, even though we are apart. How can we fuse virtual and real worlds, thereby giving technology a chance to become part of our culture? How can intimate moments be shared despite physical distance?