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Gastronomic Tourism '美食迁旅'

Suzhou Design Festival 2019

Disciplines: Illustration

The series of ‘Gastronomic Tourism (美食迁旅)’ artworks explore the meaning of ‘identity’, 'adaptation’ and ‘place’ in our increasingly borderless food diversification and its cultural journey. The role of food culture defines the identity of ethnic groups and countries across the world. It is also a tangible entity that is fluid in nature as it moves around to new regions during transmigration and embraces local food cultures and its gastronomical palates. In the age of globalisation where travel is prevalent and convenient, gastronomic tourism becomes popular as tourists move across borders in search of personal experiences of local expression of cuisine.

In this thematic display, the assemblage of more than 32 artworks are unified by shared engagements with identity, culture, and symbolism that demonstrate the movements of adaptation and identities across cultural and national boundaries. The overall visual dialogue emphasises the significance of a continuous evolution in new gastronomic journey and influences, while adhering to the local heritage and culture of their makers.