PROJECTS + EVENTS
exhibitions + events, talks + symposia, community meals & gatherings, artists meals, workshops, walkshops

UPCOMING
SEEDING THE COMMONS

Seeding the Commons is the first season of a long term programme exploring art-making as a practice of commoning knowledge systems around food. In 2022, with Care Taker Jack Ky Tan, we will be reimagining our ways of working through a series of convivial gatherings and offerings in the form of workshops, artist publications and discursive events alongside the development of our artist-led community food growing practices.

ONGOING

THE PATCHWORK FARM
Working towards a dream of a food commons, emerging as a patchwork of growing practices across Folkestone and beyond

THE LOCAVORE GROWING PROJECT
A collective food growing project created by Custom Food Lab and based in a new community garden in Folkestone, Kent. 

2020-2021
FOOD ART RESEARCH NETWORK
An international network of food artists and researchers, convened and hosted through its formative stages by Custom Food Lab and now operating independently.

2020-2021
SPECULATIVE LANDSCAPES

A collective art research project emerging from that explored the potential for being otherwise in landscapes. 

October 2019
SOMETHING HELD IN THE MOUTH
A four day festival at Custom Folkestone bringing together artists and creative practitioners to present a diverse programme of art, events, workshops and talks about the poetics of food, the politics of its migrations and the ways in which our bodies hold these stories:

September 2019
GARDEN TO TABLE COOKERY CLUB

January – August 2019
THE HARBOUR LINE
Custom once dreamt of transitioning onto the derelict space of the Harbour Line Spur, a tranche of derelict land that connected the mainline trains to the Harbour and it’s ferries to Europe. The line seems to represent a juncture in our collective imaginings for Folkestone – a link between land and sea, a line of division with the potential to unite:

September 2019
SUSTAINABLE FOOD LONG TABLE (part of SALT Festival)

August 2019
BRAZIL: Community Feast

June 2019
EAT YOUR WORDS
A month long celebration of food in translation and transcription at Custom Folkestone:

December 2018
LOCAVORE FESTIVE FEAST

September – November 2018
VESSEL
A programme of experimental work at Custom Folkestone, looking at alternative modes of production and woman (Meta) as producer/re-producer:

September 2018
LOCAVORE COMMUNITY FEAST AND FORUM (part of SALT Festival)

Ongoing
COMMUNITY FEASTS