Since its implementation more than six years ago, the activities of the food recycling collective have remained rich and diverse. These focus on questioning the food overproduction of consumerist capitalism and the society of waste. This unbridled hyper-consumerism culminates in the waste of perfectly good food simply because of aesthetic concerns, mismanagement and market demands. The activist network aims to satisfy the basic need for food through mutual support and solidarity based on the politicisation and management strategies of food collection routes. The weekly collection of food products and their distribution are organised collectively and horizontally under assembly; at the same time, different activities are conducted to create bonds of trust and empathy among the participants. Through the network, surplus food that would otherwise end up dumped, despite being in good condition, is reclaimed and used up.

In an active and respectful way, this encounter consists of joining one of the network’s weekly routes with the intention of participating and learning how to self-manage. Because food is a right and not a commodity.

Coordinated by Héctor Acuña, Laura Arensburg and Emil Becerril

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Photo: Bárbara Martínez Huergo


MONDAY 17 DECEMBER 2018, at 8 pm
free. Advance booking required
Participants: 20
Meeting point: Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 98, Esquerra de l’Eixample

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