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Kitchen Parliament

We propose a Kitchen Parliament in which to empower displaced social sectors through a network of strategically positioned spaces. Within the context of these open parliaments, we help visualize some of the forgotten issues that constantly reshuffle the political power-play in Peru. The domestic subject results from the product of surrounding elements. By displaying common objects and relocating them in new layouts —organizations, inside or outside areas— we introduce the idea of monumentality within the context of mundane objects. By the displacement of objects, we look at the behaviorology and reaction of the people caused by a simple mundane device. By exposing and rendering visible the existing architecture, we inevitably create a new one, one engaged with the political agency that addresses cultural urgencies as well as relates to critical social components. The ‘Kitchen Parliament’ proposes a space for conversations and empowerment through cooking, a medium that has the capacity to be political as the kitchen no longer serves as simply nurtural but opens up discussions and new forms of dialogue.