Can stories create true change?
Human being have the unique ability to use imagination. Through language we can step into worlds and see things that do not exist yet. We have the ability to transcend time and space just by thought. We can see large visions through storytelling and can even experience tangible sensations just by the power of your imagination. Close your eyes and imagine biting a lemon. Right?!
Telling stories is more than just sharing a slideshow of projects. It is about engaging an audience into a story that’s theirs. Using food as a topic that’s understood by all humans I can create a story about you.
Whether the story takes you to an emotional reconnection to your own body or excites to to see a new future vision, it is only because you are able to connect the dots in your mind.
All I do is take you through these steps and make sure that you do not just see solutions but that you get emotionally involved.
I have had the pleasure to speak at many stages, bringing the bigger vision of the power of food combined with design to life.
A few of the events I have spoken:
AIGA – Gain conference, NY, USA
Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa
RED Conference, Hong Kong
POP-TECH, Camden, Maine, USA
Ciudad de las Ideas, Pueblas, Mexico
Art biennale 09 Tallin, Estonia
TCDC, Bangkok, Thailand
Folk futures, Stavanger, Norway
VCU, Doha, Qatar
TEDx Munich, Germany
Penny Stamps series, University of Michigan, US
Stephan Weiss Lecture series, Parsons school of design, NY, US
Leading Hotels of the world Annual conference 2011, Amsterdam, NL
YPO 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
UNBOX festival, Delhi, India
IDF – Mumbai, India
FIAC, Leon, Mexico
What design can do, Amsterdam, Sao Paolo, Mexico city
BODW – Hong Kong, China
The Future of Storytelling – New York, US
EDIT – Toronto, Canada
Food design Conference – ECNU Shanghai
Design Week Beijng
Keiko Sano Curator Axis Gallery, Tokyo
Many who have seen Marije’s exhibition or heard her lectures are amazed to hear her unique perspective and way of thinking.
I think that her awareness is very important.
Lectures are made to measure and can include tangible, interactive experiences for the audience to not just listen but internally assess and reflect on your own relationship with imagination through food.
All with the same goal: to spark an internal shift and to empower the audience to start embracing a new way of thinking in their own life.
first performed at
Copenhagen Food Fair, Denmark
Developed further for
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Roppongi Art Night
and Marije Vogelzang