The cookbook of what?

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Master's thesis
P1 OPINNÄYTTEET D 2018 Poliakova
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Visual Culture and Contemporary Art
Whatever is said, – is said by humans, people, citizens, parents, children, morons. So is there a reason to quote anyone for additional credibility? Totally pointless, it is only for the academic purposes, to fit to the settee frame, to be included in the community. First, you play as a member according to the rules that were settled before you appeared, then you are either their best obedient member, or break with them in order to get the power and install your own system. Gladly, the author was born without a penis and we are at the kitchen here. We are cooking. Not only to feed ourselves and follow the instincts, but also to unite, to realize ourselves, to get the power and control. Familiar scenarios? They were not invented, they evolved and developed within us. Every generation contributed to this development along with competition for the survival. Taking onto account the biological nature of a human being this thesis suggests to view human behavior as an interaction with constructs and concepts through the prism of food. By the metaphor of consumption and digestion. Food is present in our lives on many levels and it is not only a survival matter, but also a form of communication, domination, manipulation and control. In our kitchen we will discuss how the concepts arise, chat about conventional order and social constructs. The goal of our research is to show the artificial nature of society and this is the reason we will question the common notions and speculate about alternatives. We will mention values and belief systems that are the core of human actions. Obviously, there are no ready-made solutions, so do not have any hope for a fast food meal! Join the discovery and you are welcome to serve yourself!
Rajanti, Taina
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Rajanti, Taina
food, conformity, conventional order, social constructs, power, concepts
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