The Cafe of Equivalent$ has been nominated for a Design Award and will therefore be on show alongside 99 other nominated international projects at the Design Museum in London from mid february till june.
kennardphillipps' Cafe of Equivalent$ - a lunch food stall selling food at cost equivocal to food affordability in the producing countries - sought to highlight the relative price of food in producer countries compared to consumer countries. A lunch food stall was set up in the City of London asking diners how much they thought they should pay for their food. For example, soup and bread in Mozambique for a worker earning $2 a day costs 20 cents, which is 10% of their daily wage. If this was applied to the earnings of the average bonus-earning-banker, soup and bread, they calculated, should cost £111.20. Which is what it was priced at on their stall.