Open A.I.R. 2015: D-LAB The Center for Food Perception and Aesthetics
April 15-17, 2015
The Center for Food Perception and Aesthetics is a 3-day socially-engaged collaborative project of Dialogue-Lab (D-Lab). In this iteration, D-LAB, examines food production, consumption, service, convenience, and cultural identity in 21st century Kansas through the practice of an artist researcher. The project employs local and regional partnerships to explore a range of food-related issues.
D-LAB is an ongoing project of artist Sean Starowitz. D-Lab hosts collaborative research projects, utilizing public programs and projects, conversations, workshops, and exhibitions. D-LAB aims to place artists, collaborators, and attendees into equal roles that generate socially-engaged endeavors.
The Beach Museum of Art and the Prairie Studies Initiative are grateful to several K-State departments for their support of this project. In addition, special thanks to Radina's Bakehouse, The Land Institute, and Farm to Market Bread Co.
All programs take place at the Beach Museum of Art and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Open Cookbook: recipe Exchange and Archive
April 15-17, 2015, during museum open hours
In the Center throughout residency people are encouraged to take and leave 4x6 recipe cards.
Drop-in Discussion: The Convenience of Uniformity
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:00 am - noon
Join the conversation about the convenience of uniformity; looking at forced serving size in the context of coffee, bread, other beverages and foods (12 oz, 16 oz, 24 oz).
Drop-in Discussion: Platforms for Food Sustainability
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Join the conversation about the platforms for food sustainability; thinking about access and the future of real food.
Drive Thru Nation
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00-noon
Join Sean for an interactive workshop and presentation on car culture and food.
Sean Starowitz will be joined by current graduate students in landscape architecture.
Roundtable Discussion: The Art of Fermentation
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Join the artist for a roundtable discussion about The Art of Fermentation. Roundtable topics include beer brewing, sourdough and yeast bread making, and cheese making.
Artist talk by Sean Starowitz
Thursday, April 16, 6:00 pm
Artist talk by Sean Starowitz in the UMB Theatre, followed by a reception.
Interpretive performance by Jui Mhatre
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm
“Happy Meals” an interpretive performance by Jui Mhatre.
Informal Roundtable Discussion
Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Stop in for an Informal Roundtable Discussion with leaders from the Rural Grocery Program, the Global Food Initiative, and the Land Institute.