FORTHCOMING: Autumn 2022
Since 2014, Delfina Foundation’s Politics of Food programme has worked with artists, activists, agronomists, artisans, bakers, butchers, chefs, economists, farmers, fermenters, foragers, historians, scientists, policy makers, nutritionists and more, delivering over 100 residencies with public programmes taking the format of meals, exhibitions, walks, talks, pickings and a pop-up cafe. Our first book dedicated to the topic was launched at the end of 2019 and is distributed by Sternberg Press.
In Autumn 2022, Delfina Foundation will launch the fifth concentrated season of residencies and public programmes focusing our investigations on the most pressing issue of our time: the climate emergency. Agriculture alone is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, 92% of global water use, 38% of earth’s ice-free land, and is a major source of biodiversity loss and land degradation. In our oceans, the impact of the world’s fastest growing food production system – intensive aquaculture – encapsulates the complexity of future “sustainable” diets as nutritional, policy and environmental factors rub against one another. Addressing how and what we eat is critical to the survival of both human and more than human species.
Our programme partner for Politics of Food in 2022 is Gaia Art Foundation, an innovative non-profit that facilitates exchange across the fields of art, ecology, science and technology. Gaia Art Foundation supports pioneering artistic practices and encourage experimentation that investigate current issues and try to find solutions to improve our ecology, our society and our collective future. Their ambition is to engender vibrant collaboration across disciplines to foster and provoke new ways of seeing, thinking and being.