Projects – News and Events

Folkestone Community Feast

Custom Food Lab’s first community feast since 2019 will be open to all from2.30pm on Friday 12th Augustat the Locavore Community Garden, CT19 6DT From 2.30pm:  GARDEN TOURS led by children from Custom’s ‘Taking Root’ holiday club, WORKSHOPS AND DEMOS about local food – past, present and future (including Rebel Farmer and Incredible Edibles Cheriton),

22nd June 2022 – Introducing Jack Ky Tan and the Governance Garden

As part of our upcoming project ‘Seeding the Commons’, Custom Food Lab directors have been working with artist Jack Ky Tan to creatively reimagine our governance. Custom Food Lab has been through so many changes over the last couple of years. When we began, we were very focused on aligning food production through our restaurant

Commit to Mutual Aid, Fellowship and Reciprocity

COMMIT TO MUTUAL AID, FELLOWSHIP, RECIPROCITY In 2017, Custom Food Lab’s curatorial director Madeleine Collie, together with artists Clare Qualmann and Bek Conroy, took part in an artist-led weekend of learning with the Marrickville School of Economics, exploring ways to unfuck the economy using feminist artist-led ideas around care, support, nurture and mutual aid. Drawing

6th June 2021 – Layers of Time by Associate Artist Rubiane Maia

The Table [Performance / Public Sharing]  Folkestone, UK Generated from Layers of Time // Residential Workshop led by Rubiane Maia at Performance Space [as part of PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in the UK] – May 2021. “Justamente duas semanas atrás finalizamos o meu workshop ‘Layers of Time’. Três dias intensos de troca e

The Imaginary Museum

A proposal by Speculative Landscapes. Every museum is a function of collectivity, as we look together for strategies of regeneration, anticipating the precarity created by rising sea levels and loss of landscape, the museum must participate in this movement of collective transformation. The new foundation for museums of the future will be the landscape –

5th January 2021 – The Warren Oracle

The Speculative Landscapes collective are developing new ways (and rediscovering old ones) of reading and learning with the landscape of the Folkestone Warren. Associate artist Rubiane Maia introduced the idea of the Oracle card through an informal workshop. Oracle cards – sometimes called divination cards or decks – are sets of cards with pictures and

22nd December 2020 – Speculative Landscapes

Earlier this year we received Emergency COVID relief funding from Arts Council England. This allowed us to see out the early stage of the pandemic, building strategies for community resilience, whilst we established the Locavore Growing Project, and establishing practical networks of solidarity and support for the artists and researchers we had already begun to create

COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 Statement about the Custom Food Lab Art and Research Programme Due to COVID 19, Custom has not been able to hold any events or make public-facing work as part of its arts and research programme during 2020. We have, however, been grateful recipients of an Emergency Grant from Arts Council England meaning we