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Exhibition dates: 04.11.2023 – 31.12.2023

Exhibition opening: 04.11.2023 at 12:00

Free entrance. Open for everyone. 

 “Art+Food+Next Generation” was a collaborative project between Vitenparken Campus Ås and the Rucka Art Foundation (Latvia) from October 2022 to November 2023. The project uses art and food as mediums to reflect critically and creatively challenge the current and future environmental crises. Its primary audience is Latvian youth aged 10 to 18, engaging them in a series of creative activities.

The project began with an online workshop series, followed by a week-long festival in July 2023 with onsite workshops, exhibitions, and performances. Additionally, the project developed a DIY art kit titled “Eat+Art,” which was sent to 150 pupils across Latvia. The final part of the project was the production of a short film centered on the project’s thematic focus.

“Art+Food+Next Generation” was realized by an interdisciplinary team of artists, experts, and chefs from both countries. The project team comes from a variety of fields, such as visual arts, performance, design, media arts, technology, bio-arts, environmental sciences, and gastronomy. The Norwegian team consisted of artists Kirsty Kross, Annike Flo, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, and Anthropocene Kitchen. Throughout the project, youth have been actively involved as co-creators, directly contributing to shaping all project activities and artistic outcomes.

The “Art+Food+Next Generation” project offers a playful and experimental perspective on art as a fantastic tool for questioning, dreaming, and shaping the uncertain futures facing children and youth today.

We invite you to explore the results of this year-long journey.

For more information on the project, visit www.next.rucka.lv

The project has been realized with the support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants Financial Mechanism funding period 2014 – 2021 program  “Local Development, Poverty Reduction, and Cultural Cooperation” open call “Support for the Creation of Professional Art and Cultural Products for Children and Youth”.

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