Join us for a Mission:Explore Food World Map Mission this Saturday!
August 28, 2012
Join us in London this Saturday to create a world map of food. This will be no normal map though. Explorers who take part will be challenged to harvest food from London’s diverse communities, gathering food to represent each of the world’s (disputed) nations. The food itself will then be shaped into a giant map of the world, attempting to show where in the world London’s food is produced.
To make this massive map we need lots of people to explore London and to find foods that represent nearly 200 countries and we’d love you to join us. It will not only be an opportunity to create a great map, but to see London in new ways and talk to people with a diverse range of perspectives on food in the capital.
Here’s how it will work:
10:00-11:00 Meet in the Cafe at Standfords Travel in Covent Garden to accept your mission(s). Try and arrive for 9am if you can. We’ll give you a tiny budget!
11:00-14:00 Explore London to gather together your international harvest. Our Mission:Explore basecamp will offer remote support.
14:00-15:00 Arrive at the Mission:Explore basecamp (location TBA) to help make the map.
15:00+ We’ll share the harvest between us and then go for a drink!
Over the course of the day we’ll be tweeting through @MissionExplore, so follow us on Twitter to know what’s going on.
We’re organising this event to celebrate the launch of our new children’s book, Mission:Explore Food. The book includes 159 guerrilla geography missions that challenge children to think about their relationship with food. Chapters include Grow, Harvest, Cook, Eat, Waste and Soil.
To find out more about the book click here and to order your very own copy click here.