Cooking Sections

Cooking Sections, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones, 2017-ongoing. Installation view, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Courtesy: the artists. Photo: Cooking Sections.

In autumn 2020, the duo Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe) was invited and curated by The Orchestras of Transformation – new artistic imaginaries for the 2030 Agenda – a joint project by Locales and Visible, to start an Italian section of their long-term project CLIMAVORE, which explores the links between food, our way of eating and the climate crisis.
On 19 October 2021, in the context of this commission, Caffè delle Esposizioni will host the first public meeting of the English collective with the city of Rome. Palazzo delle Esposizioni has publicly revealed its commitment to CLIMAVORE, thus becoming the first Italian institution to remove salmon from its catering facilities’ menus and offer the public new proposals of CLIMAVORE dishes.


Cooking Sections, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones, 2017-ongoing. Installation view, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Courtesy: the artists. Photo: Colin Hattersley.

During the meeting, Caffè delle Esposizioni will present and taste the CLIMAVORE menu by chef Roberta Virgilio in collaboration with the English duo. The menu includes the introduction of dishes composed of ingredients that help soil and water regeneration, promoting new lifestyles able to respond to the challenges posed by the climate crisis. In particular, the fennel used in one of the dishes is produced by aquaponics cultivation, an innovative plant production with a positive impact on the environment.


In addition, Cooking Sections will present the Becoming Climavore campaign (realized in collaboration with Leftloft, Milan) to raise the awareness within restaurateurs and the public about food production and consumption impact on the climate crisis and launch the CLIMAVORE movement in Italy. Cooking Sections, in fact, on Turner Prize 2021 nomination recurrence, has launched a network of over 20 institutions in the United Kingdom (including TATE and Serpentine Galleries) that offer CLIMAVORE menus in their restaurants.
Therefore, the Italian campaign wants to symbolically open to other museums, foundations, and Italian contemporary art centers that will adopt the CLIMAVORE philosophy in their bars, restaurants, or catering services management.


Becoming Climavore, a campaign by Cooking Sections, commissioned by Orchestras of Transformation, designed by Leftloft, Milan, 2021

Info | The event will be held at Caffè delle Esposizioni (entrance from via Milano 13, Rome) on 19 October, from 6.00 pm to 11 pm. Following the CLIMAVORE aperitif formula. The event is public and is free of charge.

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Please, note that the Green Pass is required to participate.