Progetto mangiare. Il primo numero della rivista Album

Aimed at a systematic investigation of the factors that determine the material and immaterial qualities of the built environment, Italian Album magazine undertook its publishing activity during the early Eighties with a rich issue devoted to the theme of food, interpreted as a fundamental ground of negotiation between design and culture. The contents of the magazine, reviewed in this essay, contextualize such investigation within an interdisciplinary framework, starting from the phenomenology of design, architecture and material culture to digress into the domains of anthropology, social sciences, semiotics and the history of technology.