Date: Thursday, 8 September 2018
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Locations across London
Tickets: Free. Booking now closed.

Taking as his inspiration the playful use of Dérive– psychogeography by the Situationists, resident artist Tomáš Uhnák will deliver a day of meanderings through London, visiting various places that tell the story of London’s relationship to the vital source of nutrition and taste, suggesting their social and political implications. Drawing on his experience from the Initiative for Food Sovereignty, founded in the Czech Republic on the principles of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, participants on the journey will be part of informal meetings with various experts, farmers and activists.

Speakers include Nafeez Ahmed, writer and journalist, and Ben Richardson, Associate Professor in International Politics Economy at the University of Warwick, with more to be announced. Walkers will experience talks and tastings in unexpected locations to offer new perspectives in social and gastronomic interdependency.

Following the walk, participants will be invited to Delfina Foundation to prepare and eat a meal based on Vincent M. Holt’s 1885 manifesto Why not eat Insects? – a socially charged text that reflected the worsening deprivation of the working classes in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Event supporters

Czech Centre London, Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, and Delfina Foundation’s family of individual supporters.