On Practice: Cooking
On Practice: Cooking asks how can cooking bring people together and provide nourishment and care? What are the ways that cooking together can open up difficult conversations – about racism, colonialism and migration?
This episode highlights artist Jasleen Kaur’s collaboration with women from the Portman Early Childhood Centre through the Changing Play project Everyday Resistance, and includes Yogyakarta-based artist and researcher Elia Nurvista’s reflections on food and power, and researcher and cook Fozia Ismail speaking about food as resistance.
“We all have a food culture and we can all speak to that, and we can say so much about so many complex things, just through a plate of food or cooking together, it is bound up in all of these histories and these personal histories and it carries so much.” – Jasleen Kaur
In the spirit of On Practice, each episode is accompanied by an exercise to try at home. For this episode, we share Recipe for Roti, Jasleen Kaur, 2021. Download the poster, designed by Joy Yamusangie, below.
About On Practice
Over the last year through the pandemic, we’ve seen more than ever how our individual actions impact others, how we’re all interdependent. This three-part podcast series explores the practices that can sustain us individually and collectively – Cooking, Listening and Walking – and how they can be used to bring people together to work towards change.
Hosts Amal Khalaf and Alex Thorp welcome artists, collaborators and friends to explore ideas and projects developed as part of Serpentine’s Education and Civic programme, which connect communities, artists and activists to generate responses to pressing social issues.
On Practice is produced by Reduced Listening.