• A Toolkit for the Future: FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions, Arcade East, July 2018, Photo by Katy Davies

  • A Toolkit for the Future: FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions, Arcade East, July 2018, Photo by Katy Davies

  • A Toolkit for the Future: FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions, Arcade East, July 2018, Photo by Katy Davies

  • A Toolkit for the Future: FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions, Arcade East, July 2018, Photo by Katy Davies

  • A Toolkit for the Future: FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions, Arcade East, July 2018, Photo by Katy Davies

A Toolkit for the Future: FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions

Installation |

Saturday, 30 June

Mare Street gardens

12- 6pm

Can eating bring us closer to our bodies? How can food work as an empowering tool? What can it teach us about who we are, where we come from or where we’re going?

FERMEN-TOUR or How to stop burning your onions was a performative, edible installation by Inês Neto dos Santos exploring fermentation and other food processes as a metaphor for collaborative practices, community living and autonomy. Through a virtually carbon-neutral process, this project presented fermented foods as the ultimate site-specific pieces, using millennium-old techniques to question our current and future relationship to food.

This workshop was part of A Toolkit for the Future – a conference at the V&A followed by day of speculative design workshops at LCF’s project space Arcade East. The project is curated in collaboration with the V&A’s The Future Starts Here exhibition curator Mariana Pestana.