Eat London

Project Phakama UK was one of the 13 London groups that took part in Eat London. Eat London presented by Lift in 2007, was an edible installation created by London communities with Ali&Cia – food artist Alicia Rios and architect Barbara Ortiz.Eat London was a performative event that culminated in a feast in Trafalgar Square, April 2007.

The city was built, devoured and digested by London’s citizens. Eat London won the Visit London Gold Award for best celebration of cultural diversity. Over three months, Ali&Cia and a team of facilitators – artists, designers and cooks, worked with invited community groups and local organisations to design and build a three dimensional representation of central London out of food. Each group was responsible for one square of the map and, through observation, discussion and experiment; they turned their food into bricks, glass, steel and tarmac.

The Phakama team of young artists researched, re-imagined and cooked their part of the city under the guidance of Lift facilitator Julie Aldivina Thérond and Phakama facilitators Elaine Partington and Tabitha Neal. view video clip