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g-ASTRONOMY: a sensory experience for people with sight loss to discover th...
Tue, March 14, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
We're excited to present g-ASTRONOMY, bringing the wonders of the universe through a multi-sensorial gastronomical experience to people with sight loss.
Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta and experimental gastronomy chefs Jozef Youssef and Stefano de Costanzo are on a mission: to create immersive, multi-sensorial gastronomical experiences inspired by complex phenomena in the cosmos. The g-ASTRONOMY project aims at breaking the assumption that astronomy and astrophysics can only be experienced and understood in terms of visual representation. Instead, the trio have been exploring novel ways to use food, and sensorial experiences other than sight, to translate complex ideas into a relatable and interactive medium: food.
After sold-out appearances at Imperial Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival, g-ASTRONOMY is back in a unique collaboration with the Royal National Institute of Blind People, exclusively for people with sight loss. You are invited to join us for an evening of discussion, tastings and dialogue. Trotta, Youssef and de Constanzo will talk about the origins and evolution of the project, and will present their latest culinary creations inspired by the Big Bang and the Multiverse -- with tasting, of course! Your perspective and feedback on the canapes will be invaluable, and will help the trio to develop their ideas further.
Due to the limited capacity and expected high demand, please register early but only if you are reasonably certain to be able to attend.
The event is suitable for vegetarians. Some of the dishes contain alcohol. 18+ only. Please note that filming and photography will take place during the event.
The event is supported by the Institute of Physics and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).