This workshop hosted by Mercedes Villalba, the author of the Manifiesto Ferviente and Rebeca Pérez Gerónimo, founder of Ediciones Concordia, proposes to introduce simple fermentation practices into everyday life, exploring the potential of collaboration both in the kitchen and in creative practice. We will ferment, write and draw from a collective exercise, and using the risograph machine of La Escocesa, we will create a fanzine between all of us.
Resident Sonia G. Villar will accompany the workshop with a tasting of ferments selected for the occasion.
At the end of the workshop will be a presentation of the publishing house flores degeneradas and its new book "A las plantas" by Mercedes Villalba.
Introduction and preparation of krautchi
Writing and drawing exercise
Sharing and editing of the results
Printing and tasting of ferments
Adults of any age, children (accompanied). No previous experience is necessary.
Maximum 12 participants.
Free with prior registration here.
Mercedes Villalba is an Argentinean researcher and writer. She studied Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires and at the New School for Social Research in New York. She is now a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Davis, where she researches the commodification of mineral landscapes. She has published articles, translations, essays and poems in Spanish and English in magazines such as The Plant, Too Much, Les Chroniques Purple, Compost, Ramona, Correspondencia, Papersky, Segunda Época and Eco-colo. His "Manifiesto Ferviente" was published in English, Spanish and Portuguese by Calipso Press and No Libros in 2019 and in Catalan by Ediciones La Escocesa in 2022. She sometimes makes fanzines.
Rebeca Pérez Gerónimo (Caracas, 1989) Editor and fermentist. She studied Literature at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Currently studying for a Master's degree in Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, with a focus on Gender Studies. She has attended intensive writing workshops with Samanta Schweblin, Vera Giaconi and Federico Falco. Founder and editor-in-chief of the editorial laboratory Ediciones Concordia, where she works at the intersection between herbs, fermentation and literature. Co-founder of the publishing house flores degeneradas. As an editor, she also works with collectives interested in ecology, feminism, food, art publications and creative writing. Her practice focuses on processes and contamination as collaboration.
Sonia G. Villar explores and questions the fissures in the meanings of co-inhabiting, feeding, and caring, being part of an infinite web of social and ecological relations on a planet that is much more than human. Her practice invites us to modify billboards, crush grapes and amplify the sound, slow down the rhythm until it dissolves, make sand castles in public works, ferment in brine, get an edible manicure, or grow spirulina with urine, among others. She is part of DU-DA collective (2019) and eemeemee (2020) bodies.
*If you have any needs or questions regarding the accessibility of the workshop, please write to produccio(at)laescocesa.org.