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Project, Conflict Kitchen

This is a Project. It was designed by Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski and graphic design by Brett Yasko and design team member: Robert Sayre and collaborator: Afghan, Black and African American, Cuban, Haudenosaunee, Iranian, North Korean, Palestinian, and Venezuelan communities in Pittsburgh and their worldwide diasporas. It is dated 2010-2017. It is a part of the department.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Conflict Kitchen, a takeout restaurant in Pittsburgh, served food from countries in conflict with the United States. From Afghanistan to Cuba, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (an alliance of six Indigenous nations—the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora), Iran, North Korea, Palestine, and Venezuela, the restaurant’s rotating identities included not only changes in menu, but events and performances, which offered further engagement with the cultures and issues at stake in those regions. Using food to bring people together, the kitchen encouraged learning and exchange, and ultimately confronted the limited and often biased understanding among people for the "other’s" culture.

It is credited Food Wrappers: Courtesy of Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski.

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