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Dirty Furniture


Dirty Furniture, The Cooking Show with Dirty Furniture, 2020.


Critical Cooking Show
February 2021

The cooking show is as old as television itself. But why do we like watching the making of a meal that most of us will never cook, let alone eat? Dirty Furniture’s jam-packed video essay is a rollercoaster ride through the history of the genre, at once a staple of television viewing and a hotpot of shifting perspectives and sociocultural values.

Critical Cooking Show is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Istanbul Design Biennial within the context of its fifth edition, Empathy Revisited: Designs for more than one.

Food & Cooking, Television
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Dirty Furniture is the critically acclaimed magazine edited by Anna Bates and Elizabeth Glickfeld that considers design from the perspective of use. Each issue takes a piece of furniture as its theme to explore topics spanning design, politics, history, technology, psychology, and the plain weird. Following issues on the couch, table, toilet and closet, the fifth in the series of six issues, on the phone, will launch in early 2021.


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