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Cucina Semi Aquatica explores the ecosystems of two distant sites living between land and water, through unusual recipes and overlooked ingredients.

The Cucina will open in August 2021 on Zoom
Watch this space if you want to cook with us this summer

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Cucina Semi Aquatica - live in August 2021

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Ellesmere cicheto: pennywort soda bread, cranberry jam, mature cheddar and dijon mustard

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Prototype of pennywort bread #1

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Pennywort and duckweed at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port (UK)

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Pennywort bread prototype 1

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal - stretch cutting through Nelson

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In progress

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We are looking at blue artichokes and honey

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Cucina Semi Aquatica connects to the learnings generated through WetLab: a floating laboratory created by public works and Assembly which uses the UK canal networks as a site as well as a subject. WetLab is a space where creative minds including artists, architects, scientists, engineers and technologists invite the public to come and explore the ecology of the waterways and together envisage potential future uses for the canal in their local area.

WetLab is intended to create an opportunity for discussion and exploration, serving as a spark to imagine future uses of living on and around water. Working with the canals and waterways, WetLab will host playful experiments, workshops and cross-disciplinary discussions.

The canal-based pavilion, designed by critical design practice public works, will tour sites across Greater Manchester and Lancashire after launching in Cheshire for AND Festival 2021, becoming a hub for innovative learning, discussion, and engagement on the waterways.

WetLab by public works + Assembly is commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Super Slow Way. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices for AND Festival 2021. Delivered in partnership with Canal & River Trust and Wigan Council. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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This classroom is also part of the School for Civic Action

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WetLab is designed and programmed by Rhianon Morgan Hatch and Carlotta Novella from public works and Hannah Fincham and Ross Bennet from Assembly, in collaboration with commissioners Abandon Normal Devices and Super Slow Way

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Cucina Semi-Aquatica

Cucina Semi-Aquatica

Venice, Online, Performance

Learning through food, from Sant'erasmo to the Liverpool and Leeds canal

Overview

Cucina Semi-Aquatica will use locally collected recipes as an entry point to discuss the ethics and economics of food in two localities that both possess a symbiotic and historical connection between land and water. Using local recipes as a critical lens, the project aims to study and draw parallels between traditional food systems and potential tools and networks of solidarity in Sant'Erasmo island in Venice and the Liverpool and Leeds Canal in the north of England.

The island of Sant'Erasmo has been a source of food for Venice since the 1500s, and is known as Orto di Venezia, which translates as The Garden of Venice. The island has undergone many changes over the years and is home to incredible stories of resilience and learning, as well as projects that challenge the way the lagoon works.

The Liverpool and Leeds Canal, which once represented the height of economic innovation and enterprise in the United Kingdom, has developed multiple identities and uses. This includes unique grounds for urban and rural wildlife and biodiversity regeneration, leisure spaces for local communities and national and international visitors, and sites of historical interest.

Drawing a parallel between these two unique realities, Cucina Semi-Aquatica will use the simple tool of cooking together (online) through a live, open classroom to begin an informal dialogue around the collective imagination for the future of these two sites. The recipes of Cucina Semi-Aquatica will be prepared simultaneously across multiple kitchens in a virtual performance that will serve as an exercise of coordination and collaboration. This classroom will use online media as a mechanism of virtual collective action and learning. It will also be part of the School for Civic Action (SCA), a pedagogical experiment developed by the not-for-profit critical design practice Public Works, which tests situated modes of learning in support of civic city-making while challenging traditional urban teaching and disciplinary restriction.

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