Concept for CT2020

Art, science, innovation and gastronomy meet in an interdisciplinary symposium

In a time of climate crisis and increasing global inequality afflicted by hunger and obesity, we are urged to downsize individual pleasures for the sake of our common future on earth.

The demand for action sets food culture in a new light: Good food is no longer primarily defined by tradition, gastronomic ideals, or individual preferences, but needs to be morally reflected. Cooking and eating has become acts of responsibility, and taste can be a guide to acting responsibly.

How can we use our sense of taste to make new and better choices? And can we rely on taste to guide us well?

To uncover these complex challenges, we need an interdisciplinary approach. Led by the best innovators, scientists and practitioners of taste, sustainability and art, and inspired by an active audience, the Creative Tastebuds symposium aims to qualify our understanding of food choices, innovation and politics. We will explore how we eat for pleasure as well as for the future, and we will offer a possibility to rethink the future of taste.

Session 1: The Taste

HOW WILL SUSTAINABILITY AGENDAS IMPACT THE TASTE OF FOOD?

Session 2: The Taster

HOW CAN INDIVIDUAL TASTE PREFERENCES MEET THE DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABILITY?

Session 3: The Tasting

HOW WILL TASTE PRACTICES, CULTURES AND LIFESTYLES DEVELOP IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ANTHROPOSCENE?

Session 4: What we Tasted / The Creative Taste

HANDLING IDEAS OF TASTE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Plus:

Innovative showcases

Soap box dialogues

A spectacular symposium dinner