Paky Vlassopoulou in collaboration with baker Elissavet Koulouri will create a workshop where they share their respective crafts – kneading bread and clay. Elissavet Koulouri will share her knowledge of the time-consuming process of making sourdough bread, watching the bread ferment, the yeast rise, folding and unfolding, following the complex biological processes needed for bread to leaven. In turn Paky Vlassopolou will share her knowledge of clay, making urns for the bread to be held, contained.
Breaking bread without friends is of course inconceivable – so artists Maria Varela and Hypercomf, with shared interests will be invited to come together to form, bake and celebrate. The event will be closed to the public.
Bread sessions is a precursor to Paky Vlassopoulou‘s commissioned work bread and part of Table and Territory a European and trans-disciplinary project to develop, connect and enable a community of cultural actors committed to ecological transition and sustainable food to come together, share their expertise, build skills, to develop and evaluate (especially with scientists), to share (in particular with the public) and to highlight (especially with the political actors), the importance of Culture based Solutions, in full emergence on a European scale and in the context of climate change and environmental sustainability.