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A to Z Unit: micro micro

Embark on a field trip to harvest, map and transform found micro-organisms from the city.

What is the future of food in the face of climate change?

2 Degrees Festival has delegated the task of jumping 50 years into the future to the A to Z Unit, to explore micro-organisms (bacteria & yeasts) and the place they may hold in a food-scarce world.

Micro-organisms are worth more than gold, and are the key ingredient to the future of our food, economic and social systems. The A to Z Unit have identified these future sustainable food sources within the local craft food and beer micro-economic system of East London.

We are recruiting a select team of micro-prospectors to join the A to Z Unit for their East London mission. Using a specialised toolkit we will harvest, map and sample local items such as bread, beer, cheese and other food and beverages before transporting them into the year 2067. With input from artist and micro-trader Kate Rich we will collectively translate our mapped findings through climate change scenarios to culminate in edible creations and ready for our future.

Finally joined by food designers Blanch & Shock we will put the recipes to use for our micro-food bar which will be open to the public for tasting.

Interested in becoming a micro-prospector?

Whether you are a foodie, a home brewer, a biologist, or are just curious, the A to Z Unit would like to welcome you to their team.

Participants must be availabe at the following times:
Thursday 8 June: 10-4pm.
Friday 9 June: 10-2pm.
Saturday 10 June: 3-8pm.
Sunday 11 June: 11am–2pm (optional)

Please send us a brief expression of interest, including what you can contribute to the mission, and your confirmation of availability. Spaces are limited. Email your expression of interest to with the subject 'Take part in micro-micro'.

Deadline: Monday 15 May.

You will be notified of your place on the A to Z Unit by Friday 26 May. 



Date and time

8–11 June 2017

Please note
This is now a past event.


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