FSAS Summer Studio 2023
Calling artists, curators, writers & thinkers interested in our food systems and artistic practice.
In its Summer Studio 2023, Fire Station Artists’ Studios presents:
Eating Fast & Slow, devised and hosted by Genomic Gastronomy with guest lecturers.
Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) are accepting expressions of interests for the Summer Studio 2023, Eating Fast & Slow, which will be hosted by Genomic Gastronomy in FSAS on 26, 27 and 28 July.
There is a mismatch between the speed needed to address the climate emergency, and the patience needed to cultivate adaptive agroecosystems, re-establish healthy soils and rebuild regional food networks. In this 3-day summer session, participants will investigate the topic of artistic practice and food system change. Each day of the workshop will include presentations by practitioners and site visits to sites of food production and consumption. We will discuss and imagine the scale, speed and stakes of engaging with food at the scales of kitchens, farms and even bioregions. The workshop will conclude with a collaborative meal, using ingredients from our site visits that will be presented to a larger public.
Working with collaborator Inês Neto dos Santos, Eating Fast and Slow will propose a shift of perspective by tuning into the multispecies relations which make us who we are. Through processes of observation, writing, fermentation and conversation, we will find and build points of connections between ourselves and our surroundings, proposing alternate ways of being which may lead us more sustainably into the future.
This Summer Studio will be of interest to anyone in the creative sector who has an interest in food, farming or environmental health.
About Genomic Gastronomy:
The CENTER FOR GENOMIC GASTRONOMY is an artist-led think tank launched in 2010 by Cathrine Kramer (NO) and Zack Denfeld (US) that studies the organisms and environments manipulated by human food cultures.
Our mission is:
* to map food controversies
* to prototype alternative culinary futures
* to imagine a more just, biodiverse & beautiful food system.
The Center presents its research through public lectures, research publications, meals and exhibitions. Since 2010, the Center has conducted research and exhibited in Europe, Asia and North America. We collaborate with scientists, chefs, hackers and farmers.
Inês Neto dos Santos
Inês Neto dos Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist, born in Lisbon and based in Brussels. She completed an MA in Visual Communication at Royal College of Art (2016) and a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration at London College of Communication (2013). Her practice moves between performance, installation and social sculpture, investigating food in its intertwined socio-political, cultural and ecological dimensions. Through her work, Inês creates contexts and frameworks to explore collaboration, generosity, care and togetherness.
Inês co-directs the arts collective The Gramounce, alongside Nora Silva and various other collaborators, researching the intersections of art, food and politics, through educational initiatives, exhibitions and a supper club.
Details of the Summer Studio
Dates: 26, 27, 28 July 2023
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Project Space, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1
Price: €150 for the three days, lunch included.
How to apply
Participants will have an active and demonstrable practice in this area.
To apply, please send the following:
1) a selected CV (2 pages maximum)
2) an expression of interest stating how participating to Eating Fast & Slow will benefit your practice and referring to projects that demonstrate the socially engaged or collaborative nature of your practice (1 page max + up to 3 images or audio/video files)
Please send all these documents in 1 PDF file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Summer Studio.
Please note: selection is competitive as numbers are restricted to 12 and a fee of €150 is payable. The closing date for receipt of completed application is Friday 2 June at 5pm.
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