Slow Food Events in Italy Present Unique Art and Ideas

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Photo: Fondazione Berengo
Photo: Fondazione Berengo

Eco-gastronomic nonprofit organization Slow Food International announced two events that will take place in Italy beginning this week.

Biodiversity Through Art, Veneto, Italy

Slow Food Veneto with Fondazione Berengo and OpUnDi will host a series of four events that examine biodiversity through art called Life Bank’s Conversations. The series kicked off on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and offers a unique combination of discussions with Slow Food notables plus tours of art exhibit Glasstress 2015 Gotika and Life Bank with the curator Adriano Berengo and Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen. Additional events in this space will run through November.

From the exhibit’s website:

“Within an antique Venetian Bank, bronze sculptures, glass, 500 species of ancient seeds, a gothic garden and interactive spaces wrap around the viewer in an original multisensorial site-specific installation which is a true hymn to life and to the bio- and cultural diversity.”

Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet, Milan, Italy

More than 2,500 young small-scale farmers and producers from over 120 countries will take part in this weekend’s Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet, Oct. 3-6. This event explores the future of food and farming and encourages these producers to examine new ways of creating sustainable food systems. On Oct. 6, the participants will present their ideas on how to better feed the planet.

The participant stories are inspiring and worth a read. Learn about Zied from the Kerkennah Islands, who realized his passion for fishery at age 12, or Edie, an agronomist from Uganda trying to recover indigenous seed varieties to help local producers. Read more about the bright participants here: