We consume, eat, garden, harvest, cook, manipulate, breed, kill, poison and destroy. The cycles in agriculture and food production are complicated and sometimes absurd, our botanical inheritance is manipulated. We are witnessing sociological changes and lifestyle diseases brought by mass industry manufactured food production and consumption. All this seems to stand opposite to the growing desire for a natural world with regional, organic and artisan foods, the Slowfood and urban gardening movement and the preservation of biodiversity. All subjects seem discussed as independent, not related matters in the areas of agriculture, art, literature, science, health, education, philosophy and politics.
VITAL FORCES- FOOD IN CONTEXT is a think tank and event series exploring food culture as a cultural good in the past, present and future. We seek to illuminate the connections and relationship of the diverse fields involved through the language of art in order to reach a larger audience outside the 'food bubble'.
June and July will be quite an active time! SATELLITE BERLIN's think tank VITAL FORCES – FOOD IN CONTEXT is inviting you to some not-to-be missed special events.
The first chapter "Food Culture through the Ages" was a fruitful research and featured some great events, like our first Table Talk with guest speakers Prof. Dr. Hellmuth Nordwig and Anna Küfner, followed by a concept dinner event, which premiered outside of Berlin, in San Francisco. We closed with a first Tea Time Talk introducing Kristiane Kegelmann, who truly creates astonishing food art. We gathered lots of interesting facts, which we hope to publish by the end of the year. Events and moments are carefully documented by our talented photographer Nora Novak.
Moving on, we are thrilled to start our next chapter "Forgotten Taste" celebrating the summer season with focus on wild herbs.