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Eat - Food Culture, Materiality and Design

Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Mixed time
Study form
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Full education cost: 71 250 SEK
First payment: 71 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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This course is for those who are interested in the connection between design and eating. Through fundamental design methods, we work with concepts and phenomena in food culture and design to create common knowledge and understanding. We do this through workshops, literature, field trips, supervision and discussions, both individually and collectively in group meetings as well as through individual project work.


Eating can involve an infinite number of different things. It can be about survival, pleasure or stress as well as meetings, time and access. Eating has different meanings for everyone.

The course is aimed at you who is interested in the relations between design and eating. Perhaps you involved in the restaurant business, work with design or have an interest for food culture. Through basic design methods the students of the course will work with concepts of design and food culture to create collective knowledge and understanding. Together you will explore the meal as a platform for conversation, reflection, experiences and meetings. The materiality, spatiality and choreography of eating – that is, the things we use, the space we are in and how we move about – is the hub of your exploratory design work.

During the semester you will engage in a design project that has its entry point in one of the three themes of the course: Food – Body (such as the senses and norms), Food – Politics (such as power and resource allocation) and Food – Artefacts (such as function and materials)

At you can learn about workshops, student work and course related events from previous semesters.

The course is taught in English.

Submit work sample

To this course you can apply with a work sample. Submit your work sample in SlideRoom

Information on what your work sample should contain can be found further down on this page.

Work samples for applications for the autumn semester 2022 have to be submitted between 15 March - 26 April 2022. 

Course meetings 

Course meetings are scheduled to be held on Mondays and Tuesdays. Four of the course meetings are scheduled to be held on two consecutive days. A study visit is planned for 28 September. 

There may also be an event with presentations over the weekend in either week 47 or week 48. Towards the end of the course, teaching, tutorials, seminars and presentations will be held on Tuesdays.  

More detailed schedule will be published in Canvas and Timeedit in June. 

Prerequisites and selection


General entrance requirements

Special instructions for application


1. CV - maximum 4000 characters 

2. Letter of Intent . 
The letter is a written motivation describing why you are applying to the course and how you look at the relationship between food culture and design. 

3. Provide up to 5 pictures representing your practice and your interest in food culture. Your own practice can include design, artistic practice, visual communication, restaurant work, food blogs, events, urban gardening, performance etc. 

Your application must be anonymous. Do not include name or contact details anywhere in this material. 


After graduation