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Wild Yeasts Go Wild with Carolyn Deby

A creative session exploring the wild yeasts in the air, on your skin, and more. 

These lively fungal beings are at the root of many human processes such as making bread, brewing beer or wine, fermenting food or drink (sauerkraut, kimchee, kombucha, etc). How does this work? Come prepared to get a bit messy, to taste, and to explore.


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Designed for age 10+ 

Imagine the city as a place of invisible connections, as part of the biosphere interlinking all living beings. Can you see that the city is also a forest? Probe soil and reveal mycorrhizal networks. Probe bodies and discover that ‘we’ are ecosystems spanning boundaries and transgressing categories. This event, part of ‘becoming fungi, becoming forest’ will explore human entanglements in the shimmering ‘biome’ of interacting beings and their systems (humans, fungi, trees, microbes and other life), on scales from massive to microscopic. You are multiple.

Created by sirenscrossing, becoming fungi, becoming forest is commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, with support from The Pod, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at University of Exeter, the British Mycological Society, the Arborocultural Association, and GroCycle.

This project is part of Green Futures supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Severn Trent Community Fund.

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