Workshop @ Culture and Ecology network: Food

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 7-9pm

Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ

Culture and Ecology Network is a group of people (performance makers, directors, designers of varying breeds, makers, producers, production managers, dramaturgs, people who write about performance, people who watch performance, others) interested in the intersection between culture-making and thinking about our relationship with our environment.

In the past, the network has explored questions (practical and philosophical) about making work in an ecological context; had visiting guest speakers; shared our own experiences and eaten baked goods.

The March meeting will focus on food and performance. This will include a workshop exploring stories and connections we have to food while considering the complexity of the wider food supply system. What value does food hold as comfort, fuel, sensory stimulation and social ritual? And what value beyond consumption?

Led by Rosie Leach and Poppy Flint (seasoned in mixing food and gardening with performance from Green Stage and This is Rubbish) this workshop will provide an introduction to the Common Cause approach to understanding social values and draw upon this model to explore some of contradictions and dilemmas in today’s food system.

This workshop is open for people to share current ideas around cultural activities on the theme of food, however new or developed they are. We hope this workshop will be the starting point for new collaborations, social performance and feasting!

The meeting with also include the regular features of Noticeboard, baked goods and time to meet new people interested in culture and ecology.

The group is convened by Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe (fanSHEN) and Lisa Woynarski, and designed to be useful, intellectually stimulating and fun.