For us, to share invites you to join our celebration; collect a recipe book, listen and add to a cooking playlist, and share your recipes and stories of home.
Working with students from the Bosco Centre in Rotherhithe, over a series of four workshops they explored ideas of home via food, spice, and the in-between space of translation. The group – all of whom currently call Southwark home, including refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and other local residents – came together to share stories, recipes and food. Working with artist Saima Rasheed and mother tongues, a local and global multidisciplinary collective, the young people explored local history archives at John Harvard Library in Southwark, painted with herbs and spices and translated their own recipes of home through multiple forms of media to create a visual recipe book that brings many different cultures into one place.
The project participants have given permission for their stories and recipes to be shared. We would love for you to add your own recipes and continue to share this book, enabling your food to travel beyond your home.
The book will be launched at Southwark Park Galleries // Garden & Bothy on Saturday 7 May 2-5 pm, feel free to drop by and see the work the group have created, take a recipe book and try a treat made in collaboration with En Root.
For us, to share is a project facilitated by students from the Royal College of Art, MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme in partnership with Southwark Park Galleries and the Bosco Centre.