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Kelly Tsoi

MA work

Food Belt for London – Amusement Park for Luton Airport

Eating out as a ritual

Gathering for eating is one of the most fundamental elements of human existence and dining out is a perfume that brings private pleasure to a public arena. Dining out is a performance, a highly mannered and stylised event subject to bourgeois fashions and patterns of conspicuous consumption. It is a performance of bringing private pleasure to a public arena. Why is dining out so popular today? How does the individual decide that dining out is a pleasure, that it will satisfy his or her desires and that it is time worth pursuing?

‘Table for one’ dining culture in London

London is a capital known for its metropolitan lifestyle, while young Brits (or expats) are spending so much time out of the house making income, many young Londoners would rather eat out, buying takeaways instead of home cooking. 'It has become a nation of microwavers and takeaway munchers' as the Economist described the city’s eating habits. 

Food belt for London

This project aims to promote slow eating culture in a form of a theme park, celebrating the idea of eating-out as a whole experience of cultural and social exchange, and most importantly – as an enjoyment. The aim of the project is to reintroduce eating as a form of collective ritual, pulling people back together to consume and share food, time and place.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2019

  • Degrees

  • BA Architectural Studies, University of Hong Kong, 2015
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Editecture, Hong Kong, 2015-16; Architectural assistant, CRAB Studio, London, 2016-17