15. January 2019

Open Call for Par­tic­i­pa­tion BIOTOPIA Fes­ti­val EAT

The three-day fes­ti­val “EAT” is tak­ing place at the stun­ning sur­round­ings of Schloss Nymphen­burg in Munich from May 24–26, 2019. Inivit­ed are Design­er who are work­ing at the inter­face of life sci­ence and reser­ach­ing on the theme ‚food’ to con­tribute projects to the Open Call For Par­tic­i­pa­tion which is being held in this con­text. All sub­mis­sions to be deliv­ered by Feb­ru­ary 1.

Few activ­i­ties con­nect humans and oth­er liv­ing beings like eat­ing. Our diet not only affects our bod­ies, our health and our iden­ti­ty, but also has an ever increas­ing impact on the earth. How does what we eat shape the plan­et? What will the food of the future look like and how can we feed the world with­out destroy­ing frag­ile ecosystems?

BIOTOPIA – a new type of muse­um for the life sci­ences cur­rent­ly under plan­ning in Munich, Ger­many – will tack­le these ques­tions with its three-day fes­ti­val “EAT”, tak­ing place at the stun­ning sur­round­ings of Schloss Nymphenburg.

The fes­ti­val will be a mouth-water­ing and thought-pro­vok­ing explo­ration of eat­ing in all its myr­i­ad dimen­sions, bring­ing togeth­er lead­ing sci­en­tists, artists, design­ers, chefs, indus­try experts and prac­ti­tion­ers, inno­va­tors and the pub­lic to explore the food of the future. It will approach the top­ic from the inter­sec­tions between sci­ence, art and design, between human and non-human beings, between eat­ing as bio­log­i­cal neces­si­ty and the cul­tur­al aspects of taste and aesthetics.

With this Open Call For Par­tic­i­pa­tion BIOTOPIA is seek­ing inno­v­a­tive, inspir­ing and audi­ence-engag­ing works of all gen­res and approach­es to be includ­ed in the three-day fes­ti­val in May 2019.

The sub­mit­ted pro­pos­als will con­sid­ered and eval­u­at­ed by an inter­na­tion­al and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary cura­to­r­i­al pan­el and will be fund­ed depend­ing on for­mat, scope and idea.

For infor­ma­tion on the open call incl. the appli­ca­tion process and the BIOTOPIA project, please vis­it this web­site https://www.biotopia.net/en/event/biotopiafestival-en

All sub­mis­sions to be deliv­ered by Feb­ru­ary 1, 2019 to festival@biotopia.net