3 Days of Fat in Bush House
Posted on 19/09/2018
3 Days of Fat is a 'live' art-science event held taking place at King’s College London’s Arcade at Bush House this October. Over the course of three days a ‘fatberg’ – a large floating island of fat in a custom-built observation tank – will be created alongside an accompanying programme of themed experiments, performances and discussions exploring the macronutrient.
Fat is perhaps one of the most iconic substances of our time. It is integral to life, health, energy, beauty, ecology and consumption. Fat performs a unique and vital function as an energy reserve, stored within the body for times of scarcity. But what is fat if its 'behaviour' becomes unpredictable, overtaking not only our bodies but our sewage systems? Do we understand fat, or do we need a fresh perspective?
Drawing on the latest research from King’s College London’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3 Days of Fat brings together experts from arts and culture, life sciences, food, agriculture and healthcare to grow the island and debate our complex relationship with fat. Each day will explore a different theme, including fat’s role in life and ecology, health and beauty, energy and the future of fat.
3 Days of Fat is a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Nutritional Sciences and Thought Collider, brokered and supported by King’s in partnership with Somerset House Studios.
Dates: 10-12 October 2018
Venue: The Arcade at Bush House, 30 Aldwych, King's College, London WC2B 4BG.
Time: Open 14.00 - 20.00 each day:
14.00 - 17.00 Exhibition and live experiments
17.30 - 19.00 Public brainstorms
Tickets for public brainstorms
Wednesday 10 October, 17.30-19.00: Life & Ecology public brainstorm
Thursday 11 October, 17.30-19.00: Health & Beauty public brainstorm
Friday 12 October, 17.30-19.00: Energy public brainstorm
Location: The Arcade at Bush House, King's College London, Strand, London WC2B 4PJ
This is a free event, however, places to the public brainstorm are limited, therefore we ask that you please sign-up to avoid disappointment.
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