Le Corbuffet: An Experiment in Transmutational Sociability
December 16, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
Social sculpture
Overview

A Le Corbuffet food event in support of City Harvest, a food rescue organization that helps to feed the hungry in New York City.

Le Corbuffet: An Experiment in Transmutational Sociability

The neighbourhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant in Brooklyn has the highest rate of food insecurity in New York. A Le Corbuffet food situation took place on a wintery December afternoon, wherein roughly thirty participants were asked to bring non-perishable foods for City Harvest, a food rescue organisation that helps to feed the hungry in New York City. As an exercise in transmutational sociability, over 160 pounds of non-perishable food was collected over the course of the three-hour social sculpture. During this time, participants engaged in the activity of commensality while feeding others, increasing the sustenance that the initial meal could provide exponentially.

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City Harvest