Somerset House Studios

Food Fictions: Burton Nitta with Dr Christine Barnes

A King's College London Arts in Society Project

Tue 21 Nov 2017
Display: 11.00 - 16.30
18.30 - 20.00
New Wing

As part of the King’s College London Arts in Society research project, Studios residents Burton Nitta and academic Dr Christine Barnes present Food Fictions exploring the impacts food media can have on our everyday food practices.

Food Fictions brings together a range of guests from environmental activists, social media personalities, to health promoters and food technologists to share their insights and contribute to a discussion on what and how we might consume food through a lens in the future.

The discussion will take place around speculative future food prototypes that explore trajectories of current trends and emerging technological disruptions, which will shape what we eat and how food will shape our identities. Member of the pubic are invited to witness the unfolding discussions and join the debate. Places limited and booking is essential.

A display of Food Fiction prototypes will be open to the public from 11.00 to 16.30.

A King's College London Arts in Society project.

About Arts in Society

Somerset House Studios and King’s College London announce a new partnership in the form of Arts in Society. The first year of the programme has awarded six Studio residents the opportunity to collaborate with a researcher from King's to offer new perspectives on urgent contemporary social issues. A series of events will encourage audiences to engage with the research. Other recipients of the 2017 awards are: Deborah Pearson; Evan Ifekoya; Imran Perretta; Phoebe Davies and Makerversity member Anne Frobeen, researching subjects as diverse as consent, migration and the politics of black queer sound. Find out more here.