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25.04.2017

The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Survival

“The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Survival” is an artistic research project investigating the future cuisine of humanity. To sustain the soon-to-be 9 billion global population we cannot count on Mother Earth’s resources anymore. The project investigates the most innovative and speculative ideas about new foods within the field of arts, design, science & technology. The project rethinks our eating traditions, challenges food taboos and proposes new recipes for survival in times of dark-ecological catastrophes.

This takes form of public food experiments, lectures and discussion evenings. The culmination of the project is an Anthropocene Feast in the Cesis Livonian castle where the public will be invited to eat the last dragon on the earth.

  Project location: Cesis
Project period: 12/07/2017 - 17/08/2017
Project authors: Zane Cerpina, Stahl Stenslie
Website: www.anthropocenecookbook.com
FB: www.facebook.com/anthropocene.cookbook

Public event calendar

The Anthropocene Cookbook Opening Party

14.07.2017, 18:00-21:00, Rucka Artist Residency, Cesis

In the program: introduction to the artists and project, presentation “Post-Catastrophe Dishes” and food performance including Crisis Menu, Anthropocene Specials and Body as a Restaurant.

Food Utopias and Dystopias

08.08.2017, 18:00-21:00, Rucka Artist Residency, Cesis

In the program: presentation “Food Utopias and Dystopias” and food performance including Fake Foodies, Future Junk Food, Tech Snacks and Space meals.

The Anthropocene Feast: Cooking the Last Dragon

12.08.2017, 18:00-23:00, Cesis Livonian Castle Garden, Cesis

In the program: presentation “Fantastic Cuisine” and food performance “Cooking the Last Dragon”. This event will connect the past and the future into one imaginary food experiment – cooking the last dragon on the Earth. This will be realized through creating an edible vegetarian replica of a human size dragon, grilled on a live fire. The event aims at provoking the visitors to reflect on how has our kitchen has changed due to the Anthropocene and fantasize on the food futures.

Future Foods in the Amazon

17.08.2017, 18:00-21:00, Rucka Artist Residency, Cesis

In the program: presentation “Food diversity in Amazon Rain Forest”, video screening “A Story from Amazon” and food performance including bug buffet, future superfoods and invasivore diet.

 

Concept and events are a part of Riga-Gauja region, European Region of Gastronomy 2017, activities

Contacts

Cēsis Tourism information center

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Latvia, LV-4101

Tel. +371 64121815, +371 28318318

info@cesis.lv

From 1st of May till 30th of September

Monday - Sunday

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