Festival of Ideas

Cascoland Lab & Kitchen

Artist:  Fiona de Bell and Roel Schoenmakers                                                                                   
Faculty: Vasvi Oza

Participants:  Amrita Arora / Anngelyn Byju / Anousha Bahuguna / Arya Pethe / Aryan Chatterjee / Gaurang Bhatnagar / Ian Pereira / Ishiekaa Kalsey / Malavika Theeyancheri / Merline Jacob / Mishika Gupta / Nandini Sarin / Noopur Bherwani / Palak Agarwal / Poongothai A / Renesh Rajendran / Samarjit Chavan / Sansriti Srivastava / Shaazia Chasmawala / Shalini Rajarajan / Shruti Ganesh Kumar / Supraja S / Vinisha Pithadiya

Cascoland Lab & Kitchen is an artistic intervention that brings diverse stakeholders together to cook and discuss the cultural, ecological, and social aspects of food production. At the Kochi Biennale, 5 kitchen tables will be set up to invite local farmers, sustainable food producers, chefs, and experts to share knowledge and collaborate on locally sourced meals. Through the interactive experience, participants will consider the relationship between food production, climate change, and preserving ecosystems. The team will be joined by additional artists and participants to create a site-specific design for the Biennale, which will be built and executed during the event.

Artist Bio: Cascoland is an Amsterdam-based team promoting sustainable society through interactive art projects. Led by Fiona de Bell and Roel Schoenmakers, their work aims to change perceptions, raise awareness, and empower communities using low-tech solutions addressing local needs. They focus on sustainable use of resources and skills to challenge authorities to take action.

Faculty Bio: Vasvi Oza is an artist, art educator, and translator with education in Film Studies and Visual Cultures. She is interested in abstract drawings, graphic narratives, and folk storytelling traditions. She currently teaches at Srishti Institute in Bengaluru and collaborates on an interim project with artist collective Cascoland.

Selected Works

SMI LiveFestival of Ideas

Behind The ScenesFestival of Ideas

Study of Social EcologyStudy of Social Ecology

Found Footage PeoteryFestival of Ideas

TEX(T)ILED BodiesFestival of Ideas

Cascoland Lab & KitchenFestival of Ideas

Illi Nodi (Look Here)Festival of Ideas

The Living CanvasFestival of Ideas

Name, Place, Animal, ThingFestival of Ideas

“future, dear”Festival of Ideas

Under the SunFestival of Ideas

Pause - Unplug – PlayFestival of Ideas

Live - Die - RepeatFestival of Ideas

Space & PlaceFestival of Ideas

Social ListeningFestival of Ideas

Pillow StoriesFestival of Ideas

Daily BreadsUnblock

Dust Thou ArtInterlude

Fluid StatesInterlude

House by the SeaYellelu Yelli

Trees’ TalesYellelu Yelli

Besen BallettYellelu Yelli

Glorious MisfitsYellelu Yelli

R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.EYellelu Yelli

SFS 2042Yellelu Yelli