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Climate Exploration Cookbook

Climate Exploration Cookbook: Workshop Registration

Food and climate change are inextricably linked. From food miles to farming methods, food poverty to crop failures to demand for out of season ingredients– what we decide to cook can really make a difference to the planet.

We are calling for Chinese Londoners interested in cooking, Chinese food culture and climate change to join us for 3 delicious workshops, exploring what we can do to tackle the climate crisis through our cooking and eating habits.  We will experiment together to create a series of low carbon cooking recipes that reflect our collective identities and the different histories of the Chinese diaspora in the UK.

Join 2 virtual workshops led by Ling Tan on 23 June and 30 June from 6:30 -7:30pm, and a physical workshop on 10 July from 1-2:30pm at the London Chinese Community Centre in Chinatown. Together we will develop 1-2 low carbon cooking recipes by modifying popular Chinese dishes through re-inventing ingredients (e.g. cutting down meat), looking at different cooking methods and tackling food waste. At the end, everyone will interpret and cook the dishes in their own kitchen and then share it with each other while reflecting on our experience

No expertise is required. Covid safety measures will be in place for the physical workshop or you can choose to attend virtually.

To sign up, please fill out this form by 14th June. For any further queries, please contact us at Participants must be 16+. Places are limited so sign up soon!

Climate Exploration Cookbook is a pilot project by Ling Tan, commissioned by Chinese Arts Now and Season for Change.

About the artist

Ling Tan is a multidisciplinary East-Asian artist working within social engagement, technology, citizen participation and politics. Originally trained as an architect, her work explores people’s interaction with the built environment and our collective agency and responsibility in tackling complex issues surrounding our cities. Her work aims to enable communities to make sense of their environment, express opinions in a playful and performative way, and collectively address issues such as public safety, air quality, gender, demographics and race. She designs, fabricates and write software for her projects, ranging from wearable-tech, interactive installations to Internet-of-Things (IoT) tools. Her work has been exhibited internationally, e.g Centre Pompidou (France), V&A, Barbican (UK), HeK (Switzerland) and Wits Art Museum (SA).

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