De Tostifabriek was an idea from photographer and chef Sascha Landshoff. The living art installation let tempers run high and Bachrach played a key role in the debate about eating meat and dairy produce that broke out in the community. The Art of Impact awarded an amount of € 30,000 to Bachrach to support her next art project with social impact. 'Impact producer' Bachrach has said she wants to use the award money for a new project about canned food, by the organisation De Conserven Maatschappij.
De Tostifabriek was part of the Freezing Favela, a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek (our previous location). A group of designers, cooks and other makers were sharing our huge, leaky, unheated space in the Van Gendthallen. Together, this group formed the Freezing Favela. They started building the city in January of 2013 and in this way became citizens of it. In the Freezing Favela you could make tostis from scratch, bricks from old newspapers, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm.