As part of the Anti-University Festival we organised a 2h virtual workshop on September 8th at 11am-1pm (UK time) on Zoom. We explored food recipes as a way of capturing culture, history and setting instructions for our future.
Lee Miller’s cookbook
How the famous WWII photographer turned to cooking as a form of therapy to help manage her PTSD.
How this socialite and her husband lived on a converted farmhouse outside of Melbourne, hosted artists, cooked for them and helped grow the modern art scene in Australia.
Synergetic Stew: Explorations in Dymaxion Dining
A cookbook made by Buckminster Fuller’s friends for his birthday.
How you design instructions for engagement with a product, a service, whatever, tends to frame the interaction in specific ways. Instructions are world-building.
You Don’t Batch Cook When You’re Suicidal
An important article written by Jack Monroe in July 2020.
The Politics of Food
A book documenting the work and reflections of artists. More details.
Understanding the politics of toolkits, where they place their user’s agency and what interactions they control.
An exhaustive list of recommended actions to help manage climate change.
(Here’s a little write-up of what we discussed on September 8th)
Ideas will come from sustainable sources.