Composting Plastics + Worms at the Table

WORMS AT THE TABLE

DISCUSSION and TASTING MENU: MARCH 4TH, 5-7 PM

Design researcher Zeenath Hasan will engage with a potential resource related to the specific configuration of composting plastics exhibited in the gallery space: common mealworms as a food source for humans. Worms at the Table offers opportunities for an expanded notion of the edible and as a pragmatic exploration of self-cultivated protein source. The tasting menu is offered as part of the discussion session with design researchers Åsa Ståhl and Kristina Lindström, whose installation Composting Plastics can be viewed in the gallery space.

We will serve:
Fresh spring rolls with garlic roasted mealworm
Ricotta parfait with granola and sweet mealworm dukkah
The event and food is free.
Note: If you are allergic to shellfish, then insect eating is not for you.
The mealworms are sourced from a restaurant food supplier in Copenhagen
Limited space, to participate in the event register by e-mail to info@misplay.se + gallery@petralilja.se 

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COMPOSTING PLASTICS

Researchers: Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl

OPENING: FEBRUARY 21ST, 1-4 pm

EXHIBITION: FEBRUARY 21ST -MARCH 6TH, Sundays NOON-4 PM

Recent research has shown that common meal worms can biodegrade Styrofoam. In the artistic research project HYBRID MATTERs Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl explores how this new discovery might influence how we will live with or without plastics in the future. How does composting intervene in the temporality and materiality of plastics? What potential transformations, issues, relations and resources could emerge through composting plastics?

A prototype for composting plastics in a domestic setting is exhibited in the gallery space. During the exhibition common meal worms will transform disposable Styrofoam products such as containers for takeaway food and protection for shipping goods, into materials that could be used as soil.

Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl are designers and researchers at Malmö University and Umeå University. This is as part of the artistic research project HYBRID MATTERs, where they explore matters, in its double meaning, that emerge in a digital age: www.hybridmatters.net

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Composting Plastics is the first event in the Seminar Series DESIGN RESEARCH IN THE GALLERY: MATERIALLY, VERBALLY AND IN ACTION. The series will run through out the year 2016 involving at least 12 researchers within design, arts and architecture. The invited researchers will do talks, workshops, installations or activist-events open to the public. By facilitating these meetings the aim is knowledge making and creative exchange between the participants / visitors.

Invited researchers includes: Kristina Lindström, Åsa Ståhl, Zeenath Hasan, Cris Argüelles, Li Jönsson, Tau Ulv Lenskjold, Mathilda Tham, Gunnel Pettersson, Johanna Rosenqvist, Ola Ståhl and Sara Hyltén-Cavallius.

Link to program here.

Funded by Petra Lilja Design Gallery, the researchers and Linnaeus University.