Wageningen goes Arts & Design


RUW and the Cultural Geography Chair group present: Nature, food, animals and landscape – seen through the eyes of artists and designers.

What: Lecture and discussion
When: Thursday 27 February, 19-21
Where: Forum C314

With: Sascha Landshoff (DeTostiFabriek – The Toastie Factory)
What if you were to produce all the ingredients for a toastie yourself? From scratch? In Amsterdam, an experimental project was set up called the ‘Tosti Fabriek’ where all the ingredients were produced in an old factory. Grain was harvested and turned into bread, pigs were kept to produce ham and cows were milked to produce cheese. The entire process before the grilled sandwich arrives on your plate was captured in one place, making the cycle of production visible and reflect on the relations between people and food in the city.

And: Henriette Waal (Outdoor Brewery)
How can you make the landscape drinkable? Henriette is an artist and designer (Design Academy Eindhoven) who made an outdoor installation for beer brewing. She uses rainwater and wild plants for brewing beer, turning the landscape into an ingredient.

And: ‘Bartaku’ (Plant based photo-voltaic cells)
How can we use plants to generate energy? Bart Vandeput not only investigates the energy potential of plant based photovoltaic cells, but in the process generates new ways of relating to energy (consumption): what if we could eat it? And generate electricity with our body?

This lecture is the kick-off for a Capita Selecta ‘Environmental Humanities’ about the relation between science, technology and art. Work from artists and designers that relate to themes such as nature, food, animals and poverty is central in this course. Inspired by your essay and in conversation with you, students of the Rietveld Academy of Arts will work on creating designs which will be exhibited in Wageningen. More info about the course (5th period, 3ECTS): click here or contact Clemens.Driessen@wur.nl 


Excursion to a slaughterhouse (final event of MEATseries)


The ‘MEATseries’ final event is coming up! You can now sign up for an interesting excursion to an artisanal slaughterhouse run by the Bles family. Limited places available!

Excursion to a slaughterhouse

What: Excursion to a slaughterhouse
When: Saturday April 20th 2013
Where: ‘Slagerij Bles’, Wehl (Gelderland)
Costs: 5 Euro’s (cash), incl. transport & lunch
Registration: ruw@wur.nl before April 16th. 

Curious to find out what happens to all the different parts of an animal after it has been slaughtered? Where do the organs, paws and tongues go and what are these parts used for? Join the RUW excursion to find out! We will visit a relatively small scale slaughterhouse that is run by Stefan Bles (guest at our Talk Meat debate) and his family.The focus of their company is on artisanal production and collaboration with producers in the region.We will leave Wageningen together  around 9 am, and we’ll be back in town around 2pm.