I am Katinka Versendaal, the designer and face behind The Eatelier. I am fascinated by big world issues like climate change, health problems and food security issues and what they mean for the way we eat, now and in the future. I wonder how we as humanity have come to this point and therefore I research the historical, ecological and social value perceptions around humans, nature and food and the relationships between humans and non-humans.
My subject of research, and my medium for expressing my ideas, is food and its future. I therefore define myself as:
Food is one of the fundamental, everyday human needs. Therefore, it defines the way we live, build our physical and social space, communicate and create culture, and our relationship with the natural world. In this, food is the connecting factor between so-called macro and micro levels; between the local and planetary scales, between individual choices and global behavior, and between human health and planetary well-being. Our current relationship with food is problematic and I want to act as a catalyst for a collective redefinition of this relationship.
Future Mars Life Design Competition China – Experience Design, 2020 – Gold Winner.
Dutch Design Awards – Yound Designer, 2020 – Finalist. Committee Dutch Design Awards:
“At The Eatelier, Katinka Versendaal forges culture, ecology and technology into accessible installations, events and experiences and makes them very appetizing too”
Avans University of Applied Sciences, The Dutch Institute of Food & Design (DIFD), Ekoplaza, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Friesland Campina, iZettle, Food Hub, Dutch Cuisine, STRP Festival, Grodan, Robot Love, Eatmosphere, Brabant Kennis, Greenhouse Group, ProeF! Foodlab, Flevo Campus, Dutch Design Foundation, NATLAB, PepsiCo, The Table by PIPPENS, KONTOU, UDEA, PHOOD Kitchen.