Fatberg comes to Kings
Posted on 20/07/2018
3 Days of Fat is a 'live' art-science event held 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 with invited guests
17.30 - 19.00 Public discussion with invited guests
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