Derek Tumala, Porensiko ng Klimang Tropikal (Tropical Climate Forensics). Web-based exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art & Design Manila (MCAD-Manila). Launching July 2022 (2-year project). Image prototype.

Autumn 2022

Since 2014, Delfina Foundation’s programme The Politics of Food has worked with artists, activists, agronomists, artisans, bakers, butchers, chefs, economists, farmers, fermenters, foragers, historians, scientists, policy makers, nutritionists and yet more related practitioners, to interrogate the ethics and the global and local politics of food production, distribution and consumption. To date over 100 UK and international practitioners have contributed to this programme, through residencies, research and organising opportunities for the wider public to engage and contribute to the programme by way of collective meals, exhibitions, performances, walks, talks, workshops, pickings and a pop-up cafe.

In Autumn 2022, Delfina Foundation commences its fifth season of residencies and public programming focusing on The Politics of Food. As the most pressing issue of our time, this iteration will take as its focus the climate emergency, engaging with it through the specific lens of eco-social interdependence. Through a wide range of activities, the programme’s participants will take food as their entry point to explore the interconnections between the ecological crisis and our economic, social, cultural, and political crises. The climate emergency is an interdependent one, thus addressing our relation to food and its complex infrastructures is a critical component to the survival of both human and non-human species.

Our programme partner for Politics of Food in 2022 is Gaia Art Foundation, an initiative which facilitates cross-disciplinary projects that foster innovation and positive social change. Additional programme support from Yuanbo Liu.


Residencies

Wesam Al Asali

London: 08/10/2022 — 18/12/2022

Moza Almatrooshi

London: 19/09/2022 — 16/10/2022

Cocina CoLaboratorio

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

L. Sasha Gora

London: 12/09/2022 — 09/10/2022

Joseph K. Kasau & Stéphane Kabila

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Erin Li

London: 23/06/2022 — 23/12/2022

Maya Marshak

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Åsa Sonjasdotter

London: 26/09/2022 — 20/11/2022

Derek Tumala

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

UK Associates

David Blandy

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Agnes Cameron

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Annalee Levin

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Andrew Merritt

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Cherry Truluck

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022

Beth Kettel

London: 19/09/2022 — 18/12/2022


Public Programme

Wheatscapes and Culinary Ghosts

14/12/2022
Presentations

The Politics of Preservation

12/12/2022
Panel

MUTANT: rA/Ve

10/12/2022
Installation

Polyphonic Bodies II

10/12/2022
Tasting event

UK premiere: La Restanza + Q&A

02/12/2022
Screening

Agrarianism and Revolution Reading Group: Public Session

30/11/2022
Reading group

Tierra Sostenible (Sustainable Earth)

20/10/2022 — 15/12/2022
Workshop

Gathering Storm

29/11/2022
Game demonstration

Chemical, Organic, and Mixed: A speculative (re)visit to the soils of the Haughley Experiment

18/11/2022
Field Trip

Soil Stories

12/11/2022

At National Trust Quarry Bank

Workshop

THE ANIMIST ALMANAC: rudimentary rhythms

08/11/2022
Meal


Platform

Selected outcomes and documentation of the programme will be published on our PLATFORM and featured here.

Salt Stains: Appetites & Extinction

The Politics of Food: A podcast | Episode one

Audio

Mutate. Mutating. Mutant.

The Politics of Food: A podcast | Episode two

Audio

Resident’s Room: Annalee Levin

Our UK associate artist reports from her ‘studio’ – a 17th century Somerset pub

Insight

Reading List: Politics of Food

Our residents and associates share their recommended reading

Article