Food Think Tank [FTT]

Culinary interventions

The Food Think Tank collective is several dozen people – chefs, confectioners, scientists, students, artists, craftsmen, ceramics makers, glassmakers, designers, musicians, film makers, performers, mixologists, baristas, farmers, copywriters, IT guys, and electricians. They may come from different walks of life but they do have something in common: the rule-breaking attitude, the innovation, and the love of one-of-a-kind food. Their motto is ‘The more you give, the more you get’. With that in mind, they carry out unusual culinary projects which often combine art, contemporary design, and new approaches to TASTE. Too big to fit the well-known forms of cuisine, Food Think Tank create their own culinary genre called ‘The Root’. It’s all about bringing back the things that have been with us from time immemorial but which, at some point, slid into obscurity and got lost in the mediocrity and the haste of the modern lifestyle. They develop the old forms with some innovative ways of preparing food to appeal to all the senses, without focusing solely on taste. The members of the collective enjoy learning and passing the knowledge to others, creating a cuisine and a new approach to cooking, starting from the roots.

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Curator _ Natalia Cyrzan
Production _ Natalia Cyrzan, Anna Jankowska
Editing, www _ Ola Halicka
Translation _ Juliusz Okuniewski
Graphic design _ Bang Bang Design
Webdev _ Łukasz Farysej, trustudio
Photographic documentation _ Dawid Linkowski, Art and Action Photography
Video documentation _ cameras: Jarosław Klechowicz, montage: Konrad Kulczyński

_Gdański Zarząd Nieruchomości Komunalnych and ‘Cruiseriders North’ association – for their permission to organise the Misophonia Episode at Szaniec Jezuicki.
_The Jewish community in Gdansk (Gmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska) – for their permission to use the new synagogue in Wrzeszcz for the rehearsals of the GMO.

Contact details_
City Culture Institute (Instytut Kultury Miejskiej): ul. Długi Targ 39/40, 80-830 Gdansk
For media: Marta Bednarska, e-mail: