Dutch Design Week 2019

Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2019

Ristorante di Attenzione, which was a Speculative-participatory-performance on attention economy, was shown at DENF coffee Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week. I performed as an artificial intelligence waiter.


Eventually, the conversations that I had with the visitors were edited into a 15-minute film, which is a combination of design-fiction and public-interviews. I aimed to make the speculative design very public, out of the academic and gallery context. Therefore I put an emphasis on its function as a conversation starter and documented the reactions from the participants. In the film, the distinction between reality and the speculative scenarios is sometimes very ambiguous, sometimes apparent. What I wanted to achieve by doing this was to make the speculative design more pervasive into our perception of reality, yet not losing its fictional quality.

This performance was featured on Domusweb

Performance tells of the ambiguous relationship between food and advertising