Sumayya Vally interview: “Recipes are important archives of where we come from” | Dezeen

In the final instalment of our exclusive video series with Counterspace founder Sumayya Vally, the South African architect discusses the role of recipes in her work for the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial.

Called Material Histories, the project comprised a series of abstract maps, which were printed on large sheets of paper and installed in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as in the Moroccan city of Casablanca and Egypt’s capital Cairo.

The project aimed to use recipes as a way to open up a discussion about migration, identity, trade and alternative methods of documenting culture.

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