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The Air is Alive: Tracing and Tasting a Wildfire Loaf

by Center for Genomic Gastronomy


The Center for Genomic Gastronomy is an artist-led think tank that examines the biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems. Launched in 2010 by Cathrine Kramer (NO) and Zack Denfeld (US) the Center has collaborated with scientists, chefs, hackers and farmers in Europe, Asia, and North America. 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 about the organisms and environments manipulated by human food cultures in the form of meals, recipes and exhibitions. The Center’s work has been published in We Make Money Not Art, Science, Nature and Gastronomica and has been exhibited at the World Health Organization, Kew Gardens, Science Gallery Dublin and the V&A Museum. Their current research initiatives include: prototyping a Norvegan National Dish and mapping, tasting & cooking with crops damaged by wildfires. (Wildfire Loaf).

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