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St. Gilles Chocolate

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This is the first sketch of a proposal of a project for the 'Welcome to St. Gilles' project, ongoing on the city of Liège.

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St. Gilles Chocolate

  1. 1. Chocolate currencyHow many gr. of chocolate would that cost?
  2. 2. Colombia
  3. 3. En cuanto a los aztecas, sabían que una taza de xocolatl eliminaba el cansancio y estimulaba las capacidades psíquicas y mentales. AztecsPara los aztecas el xocolatl era una fuente de sabiduría espiritual, energía corporal y potencia sexual. Era muy apreciado comoproducto afrodisíaco y era una de las bebidas favoritas en las ceremonias nupciales. Era una bebida reservada a la elite y sedenominaba también oro líquido, pues los granos de cacao se usaban como moneda. Así, con cuatro granos se podía comprar unconejo; con 10, la compañía de una dama, y con 100, un esclavo. Los aztecas se adornaban la cara con chocolate en sus ceremoniasreligiosas.
  4. 4. WhyThe rue de Saint Gilles has passed from beinga vibrant street, powered by commerce, to astreet in decay.
  5. 5. Rue de Saint Gilles
  6. 6. HowBy empowering the local production andconsumption, and attracting new people tothe neighborhood.
  7. 7. Traditional chocolate
  8. 8. WhatEstablish a trading system exclusively for theneighborhood, based on chocolate, made onthe local chocolate factory and shop, Franz.
  9. 9. Franz Chocolatier
  10. 10. WhoEliane Franz, owner of the chocolaterie is theperson with whom I will work with, and withwhom I already had a first approach.
  11. 11. Eliane Franz

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