foodculture days unfolds through a four-day transdisciplinary biennial organized in Vevey during odd-numbered years and organizes satellite events and a research phrase during even-numbered years.
foodculture days is therefore a sprawling platform that achieves its objectives through a variety of actions at different levels and proposes moments of encounter where food, plants, minerals and animals are apprehended for what they tell us about our current way of living and our relationship with the environnement.
The biennial is the main project of the association and aims to be a catalyst for discussion and action through artistic and social claims. During one week, it hosts events online or in person (exhibition, performance, street publication, film, discussions, meals, radio, fruits trees planting ...) with the intention of (re)discovering the multiple meanings and functions of food in everyday life, as well as the tangible or imperceptible impact of our individual and collective choices on the global environment.
The biennial takes place in the city of Vevey, Switzerland, and allows the public to rediscover the city and every-day places (market, museum, streets, café, gallery...) from a poetical perspective. A fundamental ritual of life, the act of eating is approached through the specificities of each invited artist, researcher, activist, intellectual and chef, treating the food as much as medium as well as a plastic, nutritive and ideological material.
The next call for projects will be issued in June 2022. The programming of the biennial is based on audacity, novelty, critical thinking and openness that the platform is committed to apply according to the values of diversity, sustainability and accessibility for and towards all.