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At the Crossroads: Microclimate Sensory Banquet
June 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£35
Consider your environment and position as a consumer through the lens of food
Taste locally produced food, explore sensory rituals and enjoy a range of creative activities in a sustainability banquet hosted by artist Gayle Chong Kwan.
Inspired by the artist’s research into the politics of food at the British Library, and the historic role played by the site of Kings Cross in UK consumption habits, this event invites audiences to consider their environment through the lens of food.
Connecting guests to the history of Kings Cross as a vital interchange for food transportation across the UK and beyond, this event will explore the urgent ‘turning point’ we find ourselves at, as we consider how our individual and collective decisions around food are impacting on climate change and the health of future generations.
In partnership with the Skip Garden and curated by Invisible Dust for Under Her Eye
We regret we will not be able to cater to special diets or offer substitute food and/or drink for items provided as part of this event.
All produce will be locally and sustainably grown either at the Skip Garden or from their trusted suppliers. The menu will be vegetarian, but may include cheese and honey from ethical and small scale producers.
This event is preceded by the Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change summit on 1 June and a range of free artistic interventions and workshops exploring climate change earlier in the day on 2 June.
Gayle Chong Kwan is a British artist whose photography, installations, and public realm works explores simulacra and the sublime through immersive environments, ritual experiences and sensory activities.
The Skip Garden is in the middle of the King’s Cross development area. Among the cranes and cement mixers, it is an urban oasis with a twist – it can move to different locations as and when land is sold. It is a garden of a thousand hands, built by young people and local business volunteers, together creating a new and sustainable community.
Invisible Dust is an acclaimed arts-science charitable organisation that works with artists, scientists and technologists to encourage awareness and provoke meaningful responses to climate change.
Full Price: £35.00
Senior 60+: £33.00
Registered Unemployed: £31.00
Under 18: £31.00
Friend of the British Library: £35.00