How did the idea of the project "Berlin's Food inspires you" come to you?
It’s easy to explain how the project started: two passionate people with the spirit of initiative were brought to spend a couple of months in Berlin and were convinced of the benefactions of inspiration and experiences exchanges !
Tell me a bit more about yourselves…
We are Clara and Guillaume and we have a keen interest in every kind of initiatives blooming we can observe around us. More specifically by those who allow people to evolve with their habits, in all kind of areas, in order to always get closer to what feels right in relation to their values.
Over the past few years, we participated to this multiplication by developing projects around food, mobility,... and have therefore gotten some experience out of it.
Why did you specifically focus on food?
We think food is a central thematic ; it’s a daily need that happens more than once a day and characteristic of absolutely everyone.
It’s a daily need that makes it the basics for anyone who’s looking for a more serene life, more coherent with its intuitions and who therefore desires to adapt their behavior towards their body and environment.
Characteristic of any human being, in this way food opens us up to a great diversity of human exchanges.
Why is Berlin so interesting on the subject?
Berlin is a very enthusiastic city where everything looks possible. It’s intriguing, attractive, and so it gathers a multitude of different kind of people and different kind of trends. It makes it incredibly inspirational.
You’re talking about “inspirational”?
We are convinced that we would all better exchange our experiences, learn from other people’s knowledges.
We would very much like to introduce you to the ultimate gathering of initiatives.
As a matter of fact, it’s about food, innovation and sharing of informations.
How is this going to work practically?
For four months, we are going to discover local initiatives all around the city. We will meet their managers, analyze the way they work, discuss their development perspectives, etc.
In order to make you feel the inspiration out of those projects, we will describe to you the way we experienced it, we will analyze the project in relation with our food’s vision and we will suggest development's approaches or lines of thought for those who’d like to try it.
This precious information will then be brought to you, for free, via our website, under the form of “information sheets”. That way, we hope that everyone of you - citizens keen on developing projects, authorities, professionals in need of refreshing their projects, etc. - will get interesting information and will be inspired for the realization or the improvement of their own projects.
For instance we could talk about an italian restaurant having his own botanic garden, cultivated in permaculture and using majorly products that were grown out of it; we could also talk about a “test” urban farm, combining aquaponics and gray waters treatment of a block of houses; a 100% vegan supermarket;...
So that you have an idea of the diffusion mode of information, do not hesitate to take a look at our website (which is currently being created) : www.foodinspiration-berlin.info !
How do you select the projects around food?
All over Berlin, we meet a multitude of diverse initiatives, though a natural filter leads our selection: it’s our food's vision! Quite naturally, we look into certain projects if they match with one or many points of this vision.
On one hand, we believe in a diet that brings what one body needs, considering it holistically and participating to his self-fulfillment by developing its senses, giving pleasure, etc.
On the other hand, we believe in a diet that is careful of the environment. We want it more conscious of its impacts according to the kind of products, sectors, recommended production but also in terms of evolution of consumption patterns, of sharing, social network, education,...
Let’s sum up
Clara and Guillaume, every kind of initiatives blooming passionate people
A website bringing information on innovating projects related to food for free
Going around town, discovering, describing, analyzing and discussing those projects.
Initiatives discovery and analysis: in Berlin, for four months
Distribution of the information: on our website, our networks and YOU!
To take part in inspiring innovative projects because we are certain that on every level, we are right to share on our good deals and to learn from other people.