Dear readers, we are back to tell you something more about a project being developed at Buinho. Sit back and enjoy reading the process of a cookie becoming so much more than just food.
How it all came to be
Sara Sargentini, an Italian sculptresse, attented the Belles-Artes University in Lisbon for her exchange program. She came across a little village called Messejana. She decided to check out this authentic place and fell in love with its authenticity, community feel and the people’s hospitality. She was intrigued. She decided to create a project around this little village.
Part of the project became about giving something to the people of Messejana in order to establish a relationship with them. The idea was to make cookies that have the shape of the symbolic route from Messejana to her village in Italy. First things first. The form to create the cookies needed to be made. This is where the help of the 3D printer was required. After long hours of adjusting specifications and 3D modeling, the form was ready to be printed. You can imagine the euphoric moment when the form was completely printed! Now, she was ready for the next step.
The dough for the cookie was the next thing on the to do list. Of course, every great chef needs a test run. The members of Buinho were more than happy to be the test persons to taste the cookies. Just to be sure, we ate all of them. You can’t form an opinion by just testing one isolated product, right? After approving the cookie, Sara started baking and baking and baking. She cooked over 400 cookies for the people of Messejana. The purpose of making these cookies was to establish a relationship and get to know the people of Messejana. This is why, she also created a little questionary to be filled out by the people of Messejana. She also asked people from her village in Italy if they could sent her some pictures of her own village. That way, she could also present her home town to the people of Messejana. Now, all that needed to be done was engage with Messejana!
Feira de Natal
Finally, Sara’s project needed to be presented to the people of Messejana. What better place to do this than the annual Christmas fair! Sara installed her project in one of the stalls. The moment of truth! It was time to engage with the people of Messejana. The Christmas fair lasted two days. Sara gave her cookies and filled out the questionaries together with the people of Messejana. This is only one part of the process that Sara intends to establish.
What will be the final outcome? To be continued…