Food / Consumer: Three Utopian Feasts at The School of Life

The School of Life is hosting three, Utopian themed evenings of food and stimulating debate to rouse ideas on designing a better future.

Based on the medieval fable of Cockaigne – a world full of abundant resources and idle living – each evening will explore  different ideas such as mass consumption over austerity, whether science will ultimately save or destroy us, and future habitable planets, with diners participating in taste experiments and conjuring up their own recipes and concepts for the future.

All three feasts will take place at artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE’s studio space in East London, Guest Projects – the first of which Abundance in Arcadia will be held on February 1stNew Order nosh-up in New Atlantis and Sci-fi supper on Space ship Earth will follow in April and June of this year.

The School of Life was set up in 2008 by Swiss entrpreneur Alain de Botton and former Curator of Public Programmes at the Tate Modern, Sophie Howarth.

Over the past year we have tracked a handful of art projects using food to encourage interaction, creativity and story sharing.   See our Food Stories:  The Art of Dining report for more examples.

Events fill up quickly so head to The School of Life’s website to reserve your place. – Samantha Fox

Images courtesy of The School of Life.

Abundance in Arcadia

New Order nosh-up in New Atlantis

Sci-fi supper on Spaceship Earth

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