The last event of the T&T Days first edition, reunited artists Paky Vlassopoulou, Maria Valera, Hypercomf, baker Elissavet Koulouri and our partner Locus Athens at the Betty’s Bakery for a bread baking session, in Athens, on the 3rd and 4th of October 2020.
Paky Vlassopoulou in collaboration with baker Elissavet Koulouri led a workshop where they shared their respective crafts – kneading bread and clay. Elissavet Koulouri shared 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 Vlassopoulou shared her knowledge of clay, making urns for the bread to be held, contained, inspired by the biological processes of the fermentation of bread.
Breaking bread without friends is of course inconceivable – so artists Maria Varela and Hypercomf, were invited to come together to form, bake and celebrate. The event was closed to the broader public.
Bread sessions is the starting point of Paky Vlassopoulou‘s commissioned work bread and part of Τhe Table and the territory, a trans-disciplinary European cooperation 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.