Invasive Spirits: Futurefood III

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday, June 15, 2019

Main Library
449 Broadway

Join us in Joan Lorentz Park outside the Main Library on June 15 from 1 to 4pm for FUTUREFOOD III, featuring our nonhuman neighbors, the bees, who are involved in agriculture and flowering lives of all kinds. With chef Nate Phinisee, we'll be making taffy and other treats with local honey—and in conjunction with the science team from Best Bees, we'll learn how to taste the landscapes that urban bees reveal.

In addition to honey, we'll have games and exercises for participants to use to imagine a "Good Anthropocene" by proposing inventions, systems, and schemes for neighborly food flourishing in times of climate change. Bicycle gardens? Rooftop aquaculture? Neighborhood wind farms? Whatever you dream up, artists and designers from Harvard's metaLAB will make scheming such playful possibilities easy and fun. We'll take the richest outputs and turn them into cartoon visions of thriving urban scenarios for the Anthropocene for display in the gallery of the Cambridge Arts Council.

This is the culminating event in the Invasive Spirits: Futurefood series, a partnership between Harvard's metaLAB, the Cambridge Arts Council, and the Cambridge Public Library.