31. Conflict Kitchen by Dawn Weleski and Jon Rubin, 2010
In Pittsburgh in 2010, a duo of artists came together to create a service-industry public installation with a sticking point: Dawn Weleski and Jon Rubin would open a take-out food stand, but they would only serve cuisine from nations that the United States is in conflict with. With each iteration, they change the facade of the Conflict Kitchen to match the nation. But it's not just food that brings diversity to Central Pittsburgh. The Conflict Kitchen has hosted discussions of culture and nationality, using Skype to hold dinner parties with U.S. nationals to engage in expanding a international understanding. The Conflict Kitchen is still open and is currently serving Iranian food.