Inspired by the game of exquisite corpse and the cyclical nature of fermentation, this workshop led by Emilie Baltz is a generative pickling exercise. Participants will learn the basics of fermentation and leave with a jar of co-created pickles made of each others best (and worst) memories. Connected to On Loop’s spotlight on the iterative and collective design process, we will explore the chemical and metaphorical properties of fermenting, while diving deep into how our own personal narratives might build upon each others to reveal new life. Each guest is required to bring their most (and least!) favorite food* to share. Additional pickling supplies included in ticket price. 

...Fermentation is the action of life upon death; living organisms consume dead plant and animal matter, in the process freeing nutrients for the further sustenance of life.”  Sandor Ellix Katz, Wild Fermentation.

 *Allergies can unfortunately not be accommodated.


Through her work, Emilie Baltz uses food & the senses to create new experiences that foster wonder, curiosity and delight. She is an award-winning author and public speaker with appearances at TEDx, DLD, PSFK Conference, Ignite Conference, Creative Mornings, TODAY Show, NBC, Wall Street Journal, D-CRIT and more. Emilie is based in New York City and works out of the New Lab for emerging technologies. She is a founding members of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum and is also part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design MFA program, as well as the founder of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute.

Emilie is the author of the award-winning “L.O.V.E FOODBOOK“, recipient of Best First Cookbook in the World at the Prix Gourmand held annually in the Louvre, Paris; as well as the nationally featured cookbook, "Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow Gourmand."


This workshop is a part of On Loop - a participatory site-specific installation created in partnership with Universal and A/D/O by MINI.  The work was commissioned in celebration of Archtober and is an exploration of Future Matter(s), one of A/D/O’s 2019 curatorial themes.

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October 22, 2019
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
A global community of creators empowered by MINI to boldly explore the future of design.