Show/hide main menu

News

News Highlights

Live art-science event 3 Days of Fat comes to King's

Posted on 08/10/2018

'Don't miss', New Scientist

'Get ready for three days of live art-science experiments that reflect on our relationship with this oft-maligned substance', The Londonist

Live art-science event 3 Days of Fat comes to King’s College London’s Arcade at Bush House on Wednesday this week. 

Over the course of three days the ‘fatberg’ – a floating island of fat suspended within its own tank – will be grown at King’s College London’s Arcade at Bush House and used as a focus for themed experiments, performances and discussions.

3 Days of Fat image

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 Somerset House Studios resident Thought Collider and King’s academics together with experts from art and culture, life sciences, food, agriculture and healthcare to grow the ‘Fatberg’ island and discuss our complex relationship with this substance.

Each day will explore a different theme, including fat’s role in life and ecology, health and beauty, and energy, stimulating dialogue on humanity’s relationship with fat, what it is and what it might become. Sign up for free public brainstorms here.

---

Event programme:

3 Days of Fat
Dates: 10-12 October 2018
Venue:  Arcade at Bush House, King's College London, South Wing, Strand, London WC2B 4PJ
Time: Open 14:00 - 20:00 each day
FREE ENTRY

14:00 - 17:00   Exhibition and live experiments
17:30 - 19:00   Public brainstorm. Free event, but places are limited. Sign-up here.

News Highlights:

News Highlights...RSS FeedAtom Feed

Changing cultures: transforming leadership in the arts, museums and libraries

Changing cultures: transforming leadership in the arts, museums and libraries

Description
Changing cultures: transforming leadership in the arts, museums and libraries
King's Artists – New Thinking, New Making

King's Artists – New Thinking, New Making

Description
Artist-academic collaborations interrogate our collective futures in King's College London's new exhibition, 'King's Artists – New Thinking, New Making'. Opens 23 October 2018.
King's opens its doors to Open House

King's opens its doors to Open House

Description
King's will open its doors for the London-wide Open House weekend on 23 September 2018.
Sitemap Site help Terms and conditions  Privacy policy  Accessibility  Modern slavery statement  Contact us

© 2018 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454