Saturday 16 October 2021, 14:00–17:00 (with party afterwards)
Travelling Farm Museum depot (Winkelcentrum Leidsche Rijn Centrum, Hof van Bern 33, 3541 DD Utrecht)
RSVP info below, free of charge
Wheelchair accessible. No toilet present
Agriculture is one of the most fundamental as well as contested fields of practice today. While the expanded industrialization has made it a principal cause of the climate crisis, there are many “forgotten” knowledges, skills, and stories in agriculture that have sustained the balance in the human-nature relationship. Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills began its tour in 2020 by visiting local agricultural initiatives in and around Utrecht’s Leidsche Rijn, a once vast, green, farm land. Despite the pandemic conditions, every week over late spring and summer, we took grounded tours, meeting and learning with an amazing list of incredibly knowledgeable and generous farmers.
Now with the season of autumn returning, we organize a day of gathering to share the harvest of the Travelling Farm Museum and its special guests, to look back together at the labor and movement of the last seasons, and to get to know each other more with food, music, and perhaps dance! By doing so, we would also like to feel and envision together the near future of varying agricultural sites and the Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills.
Reservations are highly recommended for a safe and joyful gathering: please reserve via email@example.com. We advise that you stay home if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. Please be kindly aware that you may need to show a valid QR code to enter. Children are welcome to join and play, also testing the “un-learning kit” for children at school and at home.
14:00 farmers’ market & exhibition (the door opens 15 min before)
15:00 collaborative food citizens game*
17:00 finger food & music (closing at 20:00)
Please bring your own “harvest” from food to artworks and knowledge of the year to share! We also recommend you come by bike. If sunny, we may go and cycle together.
* During the Oogstfeest farmers, neighbors, and food experts, including you, are invited to join the first session of the Food Game developed by Play the City. The game outlines a common and sustainable vision of how regional and healthy food could be organized in Utrecht West in the coming years. Your knowledge and experience during this game session is of great importance toward accelerating the transition to a more sustainable food system.
The game is commissioned by Casco Art Institute: Working For the Commons and The Outsiders as part of the multi-year program Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills, a participatory traveling museum that explores Leidsche Rijn’s agroecological history, present, and future.