'Desires of the Flesh' Replaces Meat-Eating Rituals in a Vegan Lifestyle

 - Jul 25, 2018
References: cathrinedisney
With her 'Desires of the Flesh' project, Central Saint Martins Material Futures graduate Cathrine Disney asks: "as a vegan, how can I morally indulge my insatiable desire for meat?"

The project offers a visceral, sensory solution for replacing meat-centric eating rituals in a plant-based lifestyle with three alternatives—Skin, Bone and Flesh. Each artifact was designed to tap into the "sin and eroticism of indulging in meat eating," but ultimately looks to celebrate vegan principles, all the while providing gratification without the guilt or shame.

From plant-based burgers that "bleed" to all-vegan "butcher" shops, a growing number of hyperrealistic concepts surrounding meat are being created, catering to those who choose to adopt plant-based diets for ethical reasons more than their aversion to the taste of meat.