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Middle Kingdom of Weeds Festival

Started: May 8, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Ended: May 8, 2011, noon


An expedition focussed on investigating the energetic value of the Dutch urban landscape: how much energy does it take for semi-skilled contemporary foragers to gather wild foods and what energetic value is contained in nearby urban environments? On 8 May the Middle Kingdom of Weeds festival features a forage psychogeographic expedition that starts at 10:30 from Station Sloterdijk, Amsterdam. Using .walk algorithms this foraging expedition will map and explore the caloric potential of the area. Team members include a geographer, who maps the edibles on Boskoi; a timekeeper, who maps the times spent walking and harvesting; and spotters and harvesters. On return the wild foods will be weighed to make a calculation of the energy harvested in the expedition. On the basis of this a map the caloric value of the walk, the energy budget of the group, and the best foraging algorithms can be determined. This expedition is open to all. Hosted by Wilfried Hou Je Bek (Cryptoforesty) and Theun Karelse (Boskoi).


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