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.
(Please note that you can come to any of the events of the day and don’t have to come for the whole day)
Day 1: Friday 4 May, 2018
Where to draw the line?
In this lecture Cooking Sections will discuss forms of mapping that challenge the unidimensional demarcation of boundaries. Ranging from space cosmogonies from indigenous communities, epidemiologists, kings, countercultures, artists, geographers and architects they will discuss how we perceive and represent the multiscalar planet we live in.
Seeing the Sea
Working with found images, postcards, archival materials, maps, objects or music videos, participants will develop individual versions of other kinds of visual representation that broaden and expose the way the Thanet coast is built and structured.
Climavore: The British Shoreline
19:30 Performative dinner by Cooking Sections
Through a series of recipes and projects Cooking Sections will present their work and research along the coast of the UK. Food and drinks included.
The events are free to attend but you need to book your place to attend the free dinner. Please book your space here.
The workshop continues with an optional second part the following day. Click here for information.
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.