Custom Food Lab is a decentralised programe of collective action led by artists, designers, researchers, growers + activists who are passionate about food and the future – where food comes from, how it’s grown, it’s potential to tell a story, to connect people to each other, to nature, to heritage, to discover long lost sustainable practices, to imagine a food system outside of capitalism. We engage communities creatively with food systems, making opportunities for creative change and transformation.
Alongside our long term community food growing project The Locavore Growing Project, we develop complementary and interrelated short and medium term artistic and research projects. We are also engaged in a continuous process of self-reflection, in which we are exploring governance as a reflexive eco-system.
Working mainly from Folkestone, Kent, we began in 2018 as Custom Folkestone C.I.C., a restaurant, garden and art space. Find out about Custom Folkestone here.