Tainá Guedes is a Berlin-based artist, food activist, book author and formed cook, born in Brazil in 1978, works on different projects on how we conceive food in a cultural and social context. Art becomes an extension of the kitchen – and food a common base for expressing and sharing thoughts and ideas. Tainá’s work explores the political and social impact of food as a manifestation of history, sociology, geography, science, philosophy and communication.
Tainá has been working with schools and universities in different countries, as well with children and teenagers in public events, developing projects that combine food, art and sustainability, to raise awareness about problems that our society has been creating for nature, human beings and animals all around the globe, due to the production and consumption of food.
Awarded with the German Dm-UNESCO Prize for Engagement for "Musical garden" at the public school in Berlin, Papageno Grundschule.
Books against food waste:
Kochen mit Brot, second edition by oekom Verlag ISBN 978-3865816962
Die Küche der Achtsamkeit, Verlag Antje Kunstmann, ISBN 978-3956141355
Photo: Iara Guedes