Fermentation GutHub: Designing for Food Sustainability in Singapore

Marketa Dolejsova, Denisa Kera

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The recent interest of hacker and maker communities in the optimization of everyday food practices connects the urban geek and foodie movements with traditional food cultures. The present DIY experiments with urban food fermentation show a growing citizens' interest in alternative models of food production and distribution. That was a starting point for the GutHub project conceived around practices of DIY food fermentation to support local food sustainability in Singapore. The community of enthusiasts gathered around the GutHub project has designed a number of technological tools to augment the fermentation efforts. In this paper, we present data from eight months long engagements with the GutHub community. We elaborate on the advantages and limitations of such DIY food-tech efforts and situate the findings in the context of HCI discussions on urban food sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CHIuXiD 2016, the 2nd International Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Conference in Indonesia: Bridging the Gaps in the HCI and UX World
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Conference - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 13 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 2


ConferenceInternational Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Conference
Abbreviated titleCHIuXiD


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