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Critical Catering


An attempt to understand procedural systems, industrialised food, capital and labour through trial and error, and bread.

Critical Catering (2015) unpicks the complicated nature and process that brings food to our tables and into supermarkets.

The project sets about this investigation by combining situated research around the layers of industry required to produce sandwiches; field trips to factories, apprenticeships at mills, archive research on milling, bread production and sandwich manufacture process, historical research on industrial and economic impacts on this process, and a sensitive non-industrial attempt at re-inscribing these industrial practices in the context of the capacity, knowledge and resources of a thirty-three year old city-dwelling man.