17 April, 10.00 – 11.15 am
SHITTY TRACES FROM THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
Poo can actually help us to trace our past. Many great secrets are revealed through paleofeces, the study of the waste left behind. These traces of the past contain a lot of information; DNA can be extracted from it and by this we can reveal new stories (f.e. on eating habits, diabetes in the past) of our ancestors.
During this talk we try to find out how shit can be a service/ source of information for scientist, archaeologist, futurologist.
Design researcher Earlwyn Covington, initiator of Thinking Food Design, Tutor Food Non Food department and Parsons
Designer Leanne Wijnsma on the project Instinctive Smell ; trace smelly times and grasp how our instincts are a very strong guidance.
Philosopher Julian Baggini (author a.o. of The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think) talking about whether a future scientist examining our faeces would be able to know about the values and ethics that guide our eating.
Free entrance including coffee.