At the moment I am sitting overlooking the fjord of and the mountains of Saltdal having a winter break in the north of Norway. There is a peaceful quietness after a storm yesterday. The sun is slowly waking up in the winterlandscape, breaking through in dots on the mountains around. One of the most valuable teachings of last year has the importance of this rest, this silence after a storm. How this is where we regenerate, where we charge, and get ready for the next round.
I 2019 utviklet vi en håndbok for Oslo Kommune i hvordan lage Overskuddsbord. Vi kaller det overskuddsbord for å vise at matrester og svinn egentlig er ressurser. Butikker, spisesteder og matprodusenter har ofte et overskudd av matvarer som de av ulike grunner ikke kan selge, og ofte ender opp med å kaste. Ved å spørre om å få denne overskuddsmaten, kan den heller gjøres om til et festmåltid som mange kan få glede av. De som deltar på et overskuddsbord, kan få servert budskapet om å ta vare på ressurser og kaste mindre mat gjennom en positiv matopplevelse – uten en moraliserende pekefinger.
2019 var året Oslo fikk status som europeisk miljøhovedstad. 675 miljørelaterte arrangementer rundt om i Oslos gater, bygg og natur. I desember var det duket for det avsluttende festmåltidet og Food Studio stod for veiledning av meny og dekor. En blanding av lokale beboere, politikere og arrangører strømmet inn hovedinngangen til Rådhuset 16.desember.
I anledning av Oslos avslutning på året som europeisk miljøhovedstad, dekorerte vi 13 langbord til festmåltidet i Rådhuset. Byens grønne lunger kom dermed enda nærmere Oslos beboere. Regndråpene lå og hvilte på et hav av grønn- og svartkål i vinterhagen ved Hengsenga på Bygdøy. De ulike grønn- og lillatonene lyste opp og ble høstet inn til sentrum.
WWOOF is a worldwide movement bringing people to a more sustainable way of life. By linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. This summer Linda Bovo and her friend Davide Carminati joined our first season at Vefall Neset farm in Drangedal as Wwoffers.
Can silence be a superpower? What is the potential of slowing it all down and diving into the practice of listening? Poet and researcher Olga Lehmann has studied what silence can do to us, our multi-layered health and everyday wellbeing.
The medicine that changed my life. Four years ago, on one dark, melancholic winter’s eve, I found myself lying on the couch watching Netflix. Sounds familiar, right? The problem was, for me at that time, it felt like the only thing I could muster. Yes, I went to work. Yup, I did the dishes and the laundry. I prepared food, showered and walked my dog. But compared to what I used to be able to do--and what I longed to do--it felt like all I did was lay on the couch, barely processing what I was watching.
With good and honest food we mean food that both tastes good, has a positive impact on our health, food that´s responsibly produced, food that´s a result of plants and animals being treated well, and food that inspires us!
Food Studio wishes to change todays food system to a more sustainable network in the near future. 4 times a year, we organise a seasonal workshop and dinner in the natural surroundings of Oslo called Get Away. Other activities range from Get Away collaborations with other likeminded individuals and projects all over the world, to seminars and field trips for larger organisations in Norway to help them make a change.
We believe that learning comes easy with first hand experience. We therefore invite you to pack your backpack and join us for a seasonal workshop and dinner where you are a part of harvesting, foraging and making dinner. We collaborate closely with knowledgeable people ranging from foragers to farmers to challenge the daily way we think about and work with food, and to open up for new ideas and solutions for future food.
Food Studio is where good food meets good ideas. Where food is more than just something you eat. A place where food becomes conceptualized through physical and mental experiments. A memory. An experience. An object of theory. Art. Politics. Social interference. Cultural inheritance. An idea. If you know someone special who would enjoy this, you can give them a beautifully wrapped gift card for a Food Studio experience.