Archinect - News 2014-10-25T10:29:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100646405/rum-being-the-medium-of-choice-and-other-thoughts-from-play-with-your-food-the-upcoming-aa-visiting-school-in-puerto-rico "Rum being the medium of choice", and other thoughts from "Play With Your Food", the upcoming AA Visiting School in Puerto Rico Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-09T13:41:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12nd02knb7uxjq5s.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do cooking and mixology have to do with architecture? Can food and drink, as prototyped and iterative objects, help us better understand architectural design? The<a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/sanjuan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> AA Visiting School</a> is traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico this summer for &ldquo;<a href="http://sanjuan.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>&rdquo;, to tackle these questions and, in the process, try to find the secret link between gastronomy and architecture.</p><p>Program directors <a href="http://sanjuan.aaschool.ac.uk/144-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Merkle, Jorge Mendez-Caceres and Miguel Miranda</a> (all recent alumni of <a href="http://drl.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA&rsquo;s DRL program</a>) laid out "Play With Your Food" for us over email, touching on their own histories with culinary experimentation and why they decided to host the school in the alleged &ldquo;rum capital of the world&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mp0sad1y0ykn0zuv.jpg"></p><p><strong>What inspired AA to create a visiting school on the relationship between food and architecture?</strong></p><p>It was really us that brought the idea to Chris Pierce and Brett Steele who are the directors of the Visiting School, and the AA respectively. The relationship between food and architecture, is something which has been aro...</p>