Serpentine Galleries brings you: Radical Kitchen and Park Nights will drag you into the suggestive atmosphere of Francis Diébedo Kéré’s Pavilion 2017 for a summer filled with art, performance, delicious food and talks.
Inspired by Francis Kéré’s stories of gathering, debate and community that inspired his Pavilion, will host to a series of community picnic talks, Radical Kitchen: Recipes for Building Community and Creating Change.
Each Wednesday this August, three different London organizations will assemble in Kéré’s Pavilion at 1pm to share their recipes and deepening the connection with food and social change. These groups, Mazí Mas, The Nzinga Effect and Build Up, will develop participatory conversation around topic such as community, gentrification, female empowerment and solidarity, housing emergency and migration.
Mazì Mas is a pop-up restaurant and award-winning social enterprise established for and run by migrant women, which also provides delicious food throughout the whole series of gatherings. The project aims to empower women from all over the world through working together and sharing their stories, recipes and experience.
The Nzinga Effect, who will run a session on 16th August at 1PM, publishes content and organises events focusing on the stories of African women and women of African descents, where connection leads to conversation, conversation to collaboration, collaboration to transformation.
Founded in 2014 in response to growing place based inequalities, Build Up, on at the Pavilion 23rd August at 1PM, gives young people the opportunity to make real decisions and influence their local area.
Starting from Friday 18th August Park Nights 2017 will be running the final part of its annual series of art, music, film, philosophy and technology. Park Nights started in June with renowned cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa, followed by dancer and choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen and artist Tamara Henderson, for the second half of its events Park Nights will host the collective Black Quantum Futurism (18th August), who develops strategies for marginalised communities to survive in a high-tech world, artist Shen Xin (25th August) and her films, performance artist Eleanor Antin (15th September), artist and writer Joseph Grigely (22nd September) who will be presenting his play Blueberry Surprise, and it will culminate with the GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon on 7th October 2017.
Each one of those guests will bring a thoughtful, witty and dynamic approach towards contemporary society, human relationships, language, self-expression and creativity, dragging the audience into a universe made of suggestions, surrounded by the magical atmosphere of Kéré’s Pavilion and Kensington Gardens. Serpentine Galleries website.