Online Workshop #4 Space Permaculture

Should humans try to make a permanent home in outer space? If so, what are they going to eat? This workshop asks participants to reflect on life in space and vote on whether or not humans can take off the Earth while also creating off-planet settlements. Using a combination of interactive polls, tasting experiments and satellite spotting this workshop help us ask, is there festivity in outer space? What will space meals taste like, and what should be grown? What makes the good life on Earth or in space?

About artists

Genomic Gastronomy is an artist-led think tank launched in 2010 by Cathrine Kramer (Norway) and Zack Denfeld (U.S.) that examines the biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems. Their mission is to map food controversies, prototype alternative culinary futures, and imagine a more just, biodiverse & beautiful food system.

The Center presents its research on the organisms and environments manipulated by human food cultures in the form of public lectures, research publications, meals, and exhibitions. Since 2013 they have been joined by the artist Emma Conley (U.S.) and have collaborated with scientists, chefs, hackers, and farmers in Europe, Asia, and North America.