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Trapassata, from the Italian “more than past”, is a speculative design project that focuses on family relations both within one’s own family and between the nucleus and its surroundings. Looking at a potential future kitchen as the centre of family’s interactions and developments, the aim of the project was also to draw attention to current modes of living in a home and how we’ve overall been inhabiting the planet.

This design takes major inspiration from the socialist utopia envisioned by Alice Constance Austin in the 1910s, commissioned by Job Harriman for 900 residents in Antelope Valley (LA), and projects the idea of a centralised kitchen into a not-so-far future, also influenced by MAIO’s 110 Rooms and Anna Puigjaner’s ideas around the lack of spatial hierarchy. As more and more young individuals move towards collective living and sharing resources in pod-habitations, it felt important to provide an intriguing iteration for fully formed families with children. The idea of Trapassata became then about teaching kids the importance of the planet’s resources as well as making the “meal experience” a playful and interactive one where the whole family, if not multiple ones, is involved in its preparation as much as in its consumption, regardless of any 3D printing technology that in the future could allow us to cut the process entirely.

The future development of this project will be an AR or VR experience where the audience can experience a realistic walk through space. 

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