Kultuurikatel presents: Talk “Why sharing a meal at work is good for you and your business” by Veronica Fossa (Italy)
Starting from the idea that food is a powerful tool to bring people together, this talk will explore how organiszations of any size are urged to leverage theirits social and nourishing power to connect and motivate employees, align intentions, and cultivate creativity, innovation, and confidence.
Drawing on a decade of international experience in social gastronomy and design thinking, Veronica returns to Tallinn to share her inquisitive journey in researching, designing, and curating food experiences in workplaces and work-related environments. She will also discuss the impact and challenges of her latest project, Meal at Work, a global community of teammates gathering over lunch, which will premiere on 17 November , 17th in workplaces around the world.
To quote the article by Melinda Gates, We’re sending our daughters into a workplace designed for our dads, a major change is taking place in how and where we work. Thriving organiszations in the future will be those that champion food, culture, vibes, and community today.
Veronica Fossa is a food experience designer and strategist, a writer, a catalyst for business well-being, a speaker, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator, and the founder of WE Factory. Born in Italy, she has lived in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. In 2014, she founded WE Factory (http://bit.ly/WeFactory), a food research and design studio that crafts meaningful food experiences, programmes, and toolkits for organiszations and events to enhance people’s well-being, creative collaboration, and inclusion, and itwhich serves clients globally. In 2017, she launched Meal at Work (http://bit.ly/mealwork), a global and inclusive community of teammates gathering over lunch at work, with the mission to improve workplace satisfaction and engagement.
Her passions are a melting pot of food culture, design, happiness, well-being, cultures, and people, and they are reflected in her current pioneering work with WE Factory. In the pastrecent years, she has designed food experiences in schools, festivals, and conferences in more than 12 countries. As a speaker and workshop facilitator, Veronica has been invited to share her work about food experience design, play, empathy, and happiness at organiszations, events, and industry conferences from Moscow to Chiang Mai, Tallinn, Venice, and Milan. Moreover, she has co-authored Visual Feast (http://shop.gestalten.com/visual-feast.html), a book about food styling and photography published by Gestalten in March 2017.
Veronica splits her time between the Venetian countryside and prolonged stays around the world, to further develop her cultural curiosity, explore societal trends and shifts, and constantly learn new things. More than anything, she is passionate about human beings, committed to enhancing their capabilities, and helping them live better and more engaged lives at work.
She holds an MSc in Economics and Design Management from Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), a BA in Culture Management from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) and has studied at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University (Finland).
Time: Thursday, 14 December 18:00—19:15
Place: Terrace Hall, Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn
In order to get to the Terrace Hall, enter the Creative Hub’s terrace near to the Energy Discovery Centre’s main entrance (Põhja pst 29). Walk straight on along the terrace and enter the Terrace Hall through the red door on the right. There are signs that make finding the Terrace Hall easier for visitors.
Come and get inspired!
The talk will be held in English. Free entrance.
All are welcome!