7 Common, 2017-2019. Photo Christina Freeman
7 Common, 2017-2019. Photo Christina Freeman. A collaborative research project by Case Studios that explored artistic and critical strategies within food, culture and communities in the neighbourhoods along the 7 train, in NYC, USA.
Babette’s Feast Film Screening, 2017. Photo Stephanie Wiegner
Babette’s Feast Film Screening, 2017. Photo Stephanie Wiegner. Food and drink menu design for the film screening of Babette’s Feast at Dome of Visions, during Underverk’s Gastronomic Design Festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
Digesting Climate Futures, 2018. Photo Gellért
Digesting Climate Futures, 2018. Photo Gellért. 12 taste bites designed to represent four possible future scenarios and trigger discussions, served for the Impressions EU Project conference in Tiszlafured, Hungary.
Levande Arkivet, 2014. Photo Masaya Yoshimura
Levande Arkivet, 2014. Photo Masaya Yoshimura. Exhibited in the group exhibition ’The Fab Mind: Hints of the Future in a Shifting World’ at 21_21 Design Sight Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Taste Shop, 2016. Photo Christopher Hunt
Taste Shop, 2016. Photo Christopher Hunt. Underverk presented a set of five dinners consisting of food and sensorial interactions to encourage thought-provoking conversations in collaboration with Deriva Paper and meal ecologist Ayhan Aydin. Stockholm, Sweden.
Josefin Vargö (Sweden) is a food experience designer and an independent curator based in Stockholm, Sweden. In her meal and food experiences, she designs the nature in which knowledge and emotions are exchanged between people. Often by exploring connections between the different senses, offering moments to consider diverse ways of being. She produces work for both art commissions and commercial productions. In 2013 she co-founded Underverk, a platform curating theme-based public pop-up exhibitions and events.
During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Josefin will explore current definitions and boundaries of place, locality and time through experimentations with fermented foods with a particular interest in grains. Taking her project Levande Arkivet as a starting point, Josefin will begin her residency by making a joint sourdough starter from the archive’s collected sourdough starters (about 80). This will then be used in a public grain workshop and discussion.
Josefin is currently working as the artistic director for the traveling exhibition What You Didn’t Know Existed showcasing Slow Food’s Ark of Taste project, that was just shown at Spritmuseum (2019) in Stockholm. Levande Arkivet was exhibited in the group show The Fab Mind: Hints of the Future in a Shifting World (2014) at 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Publications include 7 Common (2018), a collaborative research project by the collective Case Studios that explored artistic and critical strategies within food, culture and communities in the neighbourhoods along the 7 train, in NYC, USA (with support by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee).