Food Culture

A platform to preserve and promote the heritage of food.

The Challenge

Food, its cultivation, preparation and consumption as well as the connected service, products and emotions are a cultural heritage. A variety of databases capture the importance and the different “flavors” of food but do not map the associated emotions. We aim at bridging this gap using augmented reality, embedded technologies and other digital means.



The Pier 47 team at work on their project.
The Pier 47 team at work on their project.
The Pier 47 team presenting their project's results.
The Pier 47 team presenting their project's results.

Project Team

Adriano Di Florino

I’m Adriano, currently a physics post-doc involved in the CMS experiment. I’m Italian and my life is split between Geneva and my home town, Bari. In my main focusses regards data analysis, machine learning and software development for parallel architectures. I would define myself as calm, friendly and dedicated.

Akanksha Ahuja

Aleyd Rocha

Amelie Dorn

Amelie is a Senior Researcher at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Austrian Academy of Sciences. She was Management Committee member of the COST action IS 1305 “eLexicography”. Currently, Amelie is working in the project “exploreAT!” developing cultural lexicography and post-dictionary navigation paths, co-designing and co-creating with a wide range of collaborators and citizen actors. She has lived in different European countries including Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Poland and has a keen interest in foreign languages and culture. Against the background of linguistics, she is currently a selected member of the second edition of the “Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS)”.

Enric Senabre Hidalgo

Eveline Wandl-Vogt

Eveline is experimentalist, innovation manager and network facilitator, foundress and director at knowledge for humanity hub (k4h+) at Ars Electronica Research Institute and foundress and coordinator of exploration space @ ACDH @ Austrian Academy of Sciences. She is affiliate at metaLab (at) Harvard University (US) and studies Social Innovation at Danube University Krems (AT). Against a multidisciplinary background, she is ambassador for Crowd-Innovation, Open Science and Open Innovation in Science. She works in international, multicultural settings, challenges traditional Humanities Studies and research infrastructures, aims to boost Innovation and follows a challenge driven approach to carry out societal impact. Eveline is a global citizen with roots in the Tyrolean mountains, where she owns a small business. She is a visionary thinker with passion for visual arts and creative writing.

Hoy Ying Lam

Ines Knäpper

Project Manager with strong background in Intercultural Management, Sales and Customer Service.

Karolos Potamianos

Karolos is physicist working on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. He studied engineering and business administration at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and physics at Purdue University, earning his PhD searching for the Higgs boson using machine learning, before joining the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and DESY (Hamburg). He currently is an Ernest Rutherford Fellow at the University of Oxford. Karolos is an expert in large-scale data analysis, silicon pixel detectors, data acquisition and pattern recognition.

Lorena Freitas

Lorena has lived and worked in several countries while pursuing her passion to bridge the gap between technology and healthcare. She is currently a final year PhD student at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland, where she develops signal processing methods to investigate how altered brain activity in preterm-born children can be reestablished through simple, non-invasive interventions. In 2015, she worked as a research assistant collecting brain data from patients in operating theatres at a hospital in London, to understand the effects of anaesthetics on awareness levels during surgery. Earlier that year, she obtained her MSc in Neuroscience after working in Amsterdam and Berlin on ways to improve brain-computer interfaces. Lorena is keen on applying the interdisciplinary analytical skills that she’s learned during her studies to solve problems in the world outside of neuroscience.

Renato Rocha Souza

Roberto Cardella

Rowana Statham

Sharad Argawal


Food Culture