Parnell Project Space
Food Futures is a two-night pop-up art restaurant, exploring the future of our food, first from te ao Māori perspective, and then on the second evening through the lens of sustainability and collaboration.
For Food Futures, the Chez Derriere gallery at Te Tuhi’s Parnell Project Space will function as an explorative art restaurant where diners are invited to join a group of inspiring artists, designers, chefs and food writers for a meal, to celebrate, discuss and imagine the future of food.
As places are limited for both evenings, please email Felixe at firstname.lastname@example.org saying which evening you would like to book a free ticket for and one sentence about your interest in attending. Ticket allocations will be confirmed on Friday 24 November.
Friday 1 December—Kai Māori
On Friday 1 December journalist and food researcher Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) and chef (Pici, Ooh-Fa) and wine-maker, Matua Murupaenga (Ngāti Kurī, Ngāti Kahu) will host Food Futures: Kai Māori, a collaborative dinner to explore what kai Māori is and imagine what its future could be. The collaborative menu will feature jelly inspired by pūrākau, native ingredients, and wine from Matua and Imogen Weir’s (Ngāi Tahu) Māori natural wine label, Tawhiti.
Saturday 2 December—Local Harvest
On Saturday 2 December, at Food Futures: Local Harvest, artists, and designers Adam Ben-Dror, Chris Berthelsen and Rebecca Swan will be imagining a collaborative and sustainable future, where food production is localised and driven by communities. Join us for a banquet of fresh produce sourced from backyards, abandoned parking lots and local community gardens. The vegetarian meal will be served on wood-fired ceramic serving plates and eaten with handmade cutlery, lit by lights made from foraged materials and discarded electronics and powered by old car batteries. Rebecca Swan will be presenting an immersive video installation and will be talking about ideas around the living soil web and compost.