Wonderwater Café




Wed to Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm




How much water do you eat?

Wonderwater Café is a pop-up event exploring the relationship between food and water consumption. Designed to raise awareness of the water footprint, it aims to make us think about the impact of what we eat on local and global water use. Wonderwater Café will be at Leila's Shop in Shoreditch during London Design Festival. Leila McAlister’s responsibly sourced and seasonal menu will be utilised to illustrate how much water it takes to produce our favorite foods, and highlight the importance of considering water consumption when making culinary decisions. Will you choose the Serrano sandwich with a high water footprint or the faro salad with a lower water footprint?

Wonderwater Café is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.

Wonderwater develops projects around the world aimed at raising awareness of global water issues and design for a sustainable future. The Wonderwater programme for World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 includes water-related events, an exhibition and workshops that will illuminate the significance of waterʼs role in the everyday lives of Finns and people around the world. The first Wonderwater Café took place during Beijing Design Week in the autumn of 2011. “We wanted to bring globally significant content to the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012. We chose the theme of one of the most critical issues – clean water
and its sustainability,” states Kari Korkman.
Wonderwaterʼs next projects include Wonderwater on the Baltic Sea, an exhibition where 16 Nordic designers present their vision for the future of the Baltic Sea at the Old Customs House (Katajanokanlaituri 5. 9 August – 16 September 2012) and Wonderwater Café London during the London Design Festival (Leilaʼs Shop. 15-23 September 2012). The international programme for 2013 will be announced in the autumn.

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