Field Kitchen Academy

Field Kitchen Academy is a mobile project of GROUND e.V., that brings artists and creative minds together with experts around interdisciplinary topics and art while using food as a medium. It aims at transcending the existing borders between research and practice, and beyond forms and formats with innovative tools and experiences on holistic knowing and thinking. Each edition of the Field Kitchen Academy is composed under a different concept that creates a lab for field research, experimentation, discussion, trial and error, progression of knowledge, know-how and creativity and artistic production. It aims at stimulating new areas and formats of investigations that will support artistic practice and creative thinking in a lab format.

Apart from being a lab, at the Field Kitchen Academy, the kitchen is a symbol for overcoming the hierarchies in society. It stands out for an experience exchange and production platform where heated and open debates can take place. The Field Kitchen Academy believes in that food is the best social glue. It uses food as a mediator to involve the audience and artists from diverse backgrounds of urban and rural, to create accessibility and inclusivity to the experimental and contemporary artistic topics.

Each edition of Field Kitchen Academy is uses the residency period as a process for a field research on a particularly selected concept. It chooses to take place in idyllic or characteristically unique urban areas to attain an encapsulated focus of its participants.

Field Kitchen Academy acts in two dimensions. It is an educational lab for experimentation, discussion, trial and fail, progression of knowledge and creativity where heated and open debates can take place. And it is an educational residency for app. 10 participants and one resident cook. It provides a ‘simmering’ time for its residents, where they will have the opportunity to work and reflect through the knowledge they co-created with the experts.

At the Field Kitchen Academy, the kitchen table is a symbol for uniting and overcoming the hierarchies of conventional education. It stands out for a table of equity and experience exchange platform where smarts with street smarts share their wisdom with the residents of the programme.