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LOCI @ Foresight Conference Berlin

January 10, 2019

Last week we the Center participated as speakers and artists in the Conjectural Futures Conference, a two-day event around foresight and forecasting in Berlin. 

The conference session, “(Inter-)planetary Conjectures” focused on how we will live on and with our planet in the future. The Center gave a talk about our work, specifically looking at the ways we use food as a mechanism for forecasting and creating new images of the future to debate and discuss. We focussed on two projects in specific: New National Dish: Portugal and LOCI Food Lab.

Between sessions, the Center hosted a pop-up LOCI Food Lab performance, where visitors could choose from a selection of attributes, which would generate a unique bite-sized taster, composed of ingredients from the Central European Mixed Forest.

LOCI MENU: Central European Mixed Forest

Ingredient research and recipe development by Vilma Luostarinen


PESTICIDED POTATO SKINS
Baked from once-threatened local varieties

PINE MONOCULTURE CRISPBREAD
Made with Scots Pine bark and juniper berries

POPPY TAHINI
Czech poppy seed butter blended with imported tahini

WILD FUNGI
Pâté with foraged forest mushrooms

BERLIN CURRYWURST
Pork sausage with British-occupied, colonial spice mix

NOT YET D.P.O. CHEESE
Crafted but not yet certified Polish cheese

CLOUDBERRY JAM
Made from uncanny Alpine and Arctic ingredients

PICKLED APPLE
Quick pickled, unsellable Polish apples with exportable Asian flavours

HYPER-LOCAL LETTUCE
Self-sustaining, Berlin-grown lettuce from Infarm with Brandenburg pumpkin seed sprinkles

BARLEY GRASS
Capsules of grass from imagined bison comeback habitat

 

  

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October 21 - 29, 2017
Dutch Design Week: Embassy of Food
October 19 - 21, 2017
Experiencing Food (Lisbon)
Nov. 5 - Apr. 2, 2016
2116: Forecast of the Next Century
Nov. 5th, 2016
KiKK Festival Workshop