vilma [at] luostarinen.co.uk
I'm a Swedish artist and food experience designer. I create menus, meals, installations and workshops that explore how food and eating can form dialogues between human being and natural world, and nurture more imaginative and caring ways of coexistence.
In my view, human and planetary wellbeing are one and the same thing. While the planet is warming up and ecosystems are collapsing, people are burning out and struggling with stress-related issues. My work explores the sacredness and healing properties of food, and how rituals of eating can put us back in touch with nature and its rhythms.
I use mainly plant-based, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and minimise waste wherever possible. However, I’m equally interested in the spiritual and psychological dimensions of sustainable development. I believe that any lasting change must start from within ourselves, by cultivating a deep sense of love and interconnectedness.
I have a masters degree in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins, and have previously worked with The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Emergence Magazine, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, National Trust, Rocket Food, Elysia, Bompas & Parr, Hendrick's Gin, Wellcome Collection, Teknisk Museum Oslo, Open Age, The Collective, Vision Forum, London Design Festival, The National Museum of Science and Technology Stockholm, Hestercombe Gardens, Göteborgs Konsthall, Röda Sten Konsthall, Norrtälje Konstmuseum, and Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.