EATING | THINGS Workshop with Artist Sneha Solanki

12 September 2020

Sneha’s ongoing project EATING | THINGS documents the journey of two infants, as they start to learn about edible flora and fauna. They follow a parent and then later on, an older sibling looking for edible things on verges, hedges, bushes, trees and along the shore.

This edition of EATING | THINGS continues in this time of our pandemic as a foraging workshop. Hosted by Sneha for children & their grown ups, the workshop explores foraging as a means to enable resilience, develop new knowledge and feel empowered within the larger food system.

Sneha Solanki is interested in the emergent, precarious and the overlooked. She regularly employs horizontal methods of cultural agency and citizen science, and often works in process- based environments; producing events and projects that utilise low-tech, open and collaborative methods to engender knowledge. She has engaged with the invisible signals emitted from military bases, with plants, computer viruses, microorganisms and synthetic life. Her ongoing project ‘The A to Z Unit’ is an evolving culinary research unit with a mission to map, investigate and interact with food systems and ecologies. Recent activity includes fieldwork and research investigating the natural, modified, and engineered microorganisms found within our food systems.

Booking Details: This workshop is for all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by a participating adult for the duration of the workshop. This workshop will take place outdoors with social distancing guidelines. All tools are provided and cleaned before and after sessions. Materials are to be shared amongst households only.

Tickets for this event are for households up to 5 people. Places are free but limited and must be booked in advance.

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Image: Eating | Things- Bilberry Bushes, Sneha Solanki, July 2020

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