‘Climavore Residency’, 2019–2018

COOKING SECTIONS  is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London, exploring the systems that organise the world through food. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practise works between the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture and geopolitics. Climavore investigates how to eat as humans change the climate. It explores seasons of food production and consumption that react to increasingly evident man-induced alterations of the landscape.

The artists designed the Outset Climavore Residency London, featuring an archive of ‘non-native’ ‘invasive’ timbers, a pantry of proactive ingredients including filter-feeder seaweeds to clean ocean pollution, drought-resistant grains, nitrogen-fixing legumes for a season of soil exhaustion; a bar of distilled ocean purifiers and cordials from plants that can sink your mortgage; a moisture-respondent working surface; a set of stools to rebalance the ecologies of forests where carbon offsets are offsetting people; a library to understand us better if we consider more-than-human populations;a rug and a collection of textiles made out of fibres that extract heavy metals from the soil and a heat-recovery and pollution-absorbing garden.