11 maj 2017

Join us for MAD Monday!

The wealth of tastes and experiences available in our kitchens and restaurants are the result of centuries of movement of people, of seeds, and of agricultural, culinary, and cultural practices. In an age of movement of people, ideas, climate, and capital across borders, what can we learn from our changing palate, plates, and kitchens?

Join this coming Monday May 15 when MAD presents a MAD Monday on the topic of migration. The evening features discussion, food, and drinks, moderated by lawyer and community organizer Natasha Al-Hariri.

The line up
Trine will talk about building food business models that create opportunities for migrants drawing on her past and recent work with immigrants and food.

Chef Thorsten Schmidt, founder of Malling and Schmidt and VILD MAD consultant, will share historical perspectives on food and cuisine as the product of the movement of people, traditions, and ingredients.

Dr. Emma-Jayne Abbots, anthropologist at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will contextualize the movement of people today, sharing her research into the power of food and cuisine to form transnational connections. She will also share her more recent research investigating the contexts in which the ability of food to connect groups is less evident and more dubious.

Co-founder and Executive Director of Copenhagen nonprofit Trampoline House, Morten Goll will explain the origins and philosophy of the user-driven refugee justice community center he runs. Zohra Yaqoubi, and Hana and Houda Hussein, members of Trampoline House from Afghanistan and Palestine and chefs for its catering service Sisters’ Cuisine, will tell stories of the role food has played in their lives in Denmark.

MAD (taken from the Danish word for «food») is a nonprofit organization that brings together a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change. Chef René Redzepi, co-founder of Noma, began MAD as a two-day symposium in 2011. Three hundred chefs, restaurateurs, waiters, and writers gathered in a red circus tent in Copenhagen to discuss the future of food. Today, MAD connects a global cooking community encompassing chefs and entrepreneurs, farmers and scholars, students and the general public. Find out more about MAD here.

How to attend?
The event is taking place at Strandgade 93, 1st floor, 1401 København K this coming Monday 15 May 2017, 7–9pm. There are limited tickets available from May 1. Get your ticket and find out more here.

Graphics by MAD

Trine Hahnemann