Ateria / The Meal


The Potato Theatre. Photograph Lauri Linna.

The Meal is an art work situated around a community meal. A three day event comprises of cooking and eating together, performances, collective writing workshop and conversations. We invite you to join in our temporary kitchen and to share a meal.

Besides food, The Meal is a chance for coming together, sharing thoughts and building a community. You can participate in The Meal in different ways: join the cooking, for example by peeling potatoes in the Potato Theatre or bring 1 food ingredient to share. It could be anything (preferably vegan) – a vegetable, some beans or lentils, even some salt. Your ingredient will cook with our ingredients and this way form the Stone Soup of Conversations. Or just come and eat with us later on the day.

We are building temporary kitchen spaces to Kiasma in three locations both indoors and outdoors: at the Kiasma lawn, Lobby and Theatre foyer. The Meal is free of charge and open for all.

Ateria / The Meal was part of URB 17 Festival in August 2017, and it was a project in collaboration between Kiasma Theatre and MA students of Aalto University’s ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) program.

Photograph Vappu Jalonen

The Kitchen at Kiasma lawn. Photograph Vappu Jalonen.