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About Kitchain

To amplify and encourage the idea of social gathering and exchangebetween the artists and the audience at the festival, the Belluard Bollwerk International produced in 2009 the project KITCHAIN, a proposal of António Louro and Benedetta Maxia. 

The social interaction between the temporary community members - artists, volunteers, neighbours and audience - is amplified and encouraged by implementing an open system which invites people, through their actions, to turn the entire space into a huge kitchen. Everyone can decide between an active and passive role: you can either cook yourself or observe our chefs preparing you a delicious meal.

KITCHAIN is a modular table-based open system, inspired by the flexibility of camping equipment. It’s constituted by four units that can be easily assembled into a structure, becoming a place to eat, to cook, to relax… The flexibility of the system and the possibility of creating infinite layouts which will renew, every year, the concept of the space, as well as creating a connection with the visitors who will gradually get used to take an active part in the festival.


Concept: António Louro & Benedetta Maxia (MOOV); Coordination & production: Belluard Bollwerk International, Patrick Aumann, Adrian Kramp & Oliver Schmid; Blog interface design: António Louro & Benedetta Maxia; Blog implementation: José Niza & Nuno Rodrigues; Chefs: Maïté Colin, Arnaud Nicod & Jean Piguet; Graphic: René Walker. 

KITCHAIN is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International realized thanks to the Canton de Fribourg encouragement to culture. 

With the support of: Pour-cent culturel Migros, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Liip AG, Instituto Camões - ICA, Ambassade Portugal à Berne, Bayer Material Science, Antiglio SA, 0815 Architekten, Aeby Aumann Emery Architectes, _Boegli_Kramp Architekten.