Heidi Neilson and Douglas Paulson will present their research for the ongoing Menu for Mars initiative.

For over a year, the Menu for Mars Supper Club has been pioneering a menu for life on Mars. The group of New York-based artists and scientists has been meeting monthly to research, prototype, and taste-test a menu for the Red Planet that is nutritious, sustainable, and considers our cultural relationships to food. During this test-kitchen event, Menu for Mars co-founders Heidi Neilson and Douglas Paulson will present the results of their research. They will also open vacuum-sealed and powdered ingredients that have been prepared for space travel and invite the audience to cook and taste their experimental recipes.

This project and Washington Project For the Arts Inc. are supported by the City Fund, which works to make the District of Columbia a more healthy, stable, and vibrant place to live for all its residents. The City Fund is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Artists

The Menu for Mars Supper Club is a Flux Factory educational initiative. Over the last year, the Menu for Mars Supper Club met monthly with guest experts over dinner to consider how the circumstances on Mars would affect colonists' food--and their physical, cultural, and psychological needs. The Menu for Mars Kitchen culminates these discussions and related research.


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Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2-3:30pm