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FORUM: Climate Change, Culture + Cuisine

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 21st, 2011

28 November , 2011
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Can we eat our way to a biodiverse future? The future of sustainable food lies in a complete rethink of how humans relate to the natural environment through collective engagement.

Carbon Arts and Arena Project Space invite you to join the Cross(x)Species Adventure Club and engage with New York based artist / engineer /activist Prof Natalie Jeremijenko, chef Mihir Desai and guest speakers to explore how we can use the creative potential of science , modernist cuisine and the imagination to connect food production to healthy ecologies.

Monday 28 November 2011 6.00 – 7.30 PM

Arena Project Space I 2 Kerr St Fitzroy, VIC, 3065

$10 Pay at the door, Concession rate available

Drinks by donation

Cross(x)Species Adventure Club challenges us to expand the idea of the food web, in order to imagine edible interventions that go beyond sustainability to actually augment ecological health. Like the web 2.0 of the food systems, the Cross(x)Species Adventure Club guides us towards participatory, DIY and multi-platform foodsystems. Become an u-farmer, sample edible cocktails with other creatures at the Melbourne Museum, learn how to make buffalo ice-cream from nano-crystals. Come re-imagine, re-incorporate and re-contextualise our collective food future through the course of a tasty communal adventure. Join us and invest in a biodiverse future!

Natalie Jeremijenko (born 1966) is an artist and engineer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. She is an active member of the movement, and her work primarily explores the interface between society, the environment and technology. She is currently an Associate Professor at NYU in the Visual Art Department, and has affiliated faculty appointments in Computer Science and Environmental Studies.

Based in Melbourne, Carbon Arts is a new platform for projects and ideas experimentation in the arts and sustainability. We generate collaborative and creative solutions for a changing climate by working across the arts, science, technology and economics. At the heart of our practice is the belief that creativity is essential in making the transition to a sustainable future, and that the journey should be playful, fun and rewarding.

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