Over millennia, Margate and many villages along the Thanet Coast have developed, thrived and struggled according to technologies and cultures around how to extract value out of the waters engulfing Kent. Yet the question remains: how do we define where the sea ends and the land begins and the relationship between both? To understand how the boundaries between sea and land have been constructed and demarcated enables us to perceive the geopolitical forces that shape modes of inhabitation along the coast in times of man-induced environmental transformations, climate change and forceful urbanisation and depopulation. Over two days, Cooking Sections will lead a workshop that examines the coast as a 4-dimensional space. Through drawing, mapping, performance and installation, participants will work to develop methods to represent the coastline as a complex system and space that one can actively inhabit and reimagine.
Day 2: Saturday 5 May, 2018
(Please note that you can come to any of the events of the day and don’t have to come for the whole afternoon. Also, if you did’t come to the first part of the workshop, it’s not a problem as they are autonomous from each other.)
Finding the End of the Sea
12:00-14:00 Workshop (outdoors, weather permitting, bring your picnic)
Working across scales from the microscopic to the planetary, participants will identify the represent how the coast can transgress borders, substances and legal boundaries.
Recipes for a shoreline
Various species thrive in the littoral and blurry space where land and sea meet. This workshop will question how recipes or a set of protocols can allow us to use the liminal nature of the littoral zone as a space of action and transformation.
About Cooking Sections
Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners, based in London, who explore systems that organize the world through food. Using installation, performance, mapping, and video, their research-based practice tests the overlapping boundaries between the visual arts, architecture, and geopolitics. Their work has been exhibited internationally at the US Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Neue Nationalgalerie and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Storefront for Art and Architecture, CA2M, the New Institute in Rotterdam, University of Technology Sydney, Performa 17, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Delfina Foundation, Atlas Arts, and the 13th Sharjah Biennale. In 2016 they opened The Empire Remains Shop in London. They currently teach an architecture studio at the Royal College of Art, London.