Knotweed Crumble Pie

with Noa Jansma

5 أيار / مايو 2024

How can we eat with acknowledging the stories connected to the food? We’ll bake pies as a way of celebrating the Japanese (k)not-weed. By baking we’ll research the heritage of our ingredients, and therefore our culture. What defines an "invasive" species, and what makes a species "natural" to a place?



Eating Apple Pie, from the project 'EntroPies' (2022) - by Noa Jansma Noa Jansma


What will you do

Explore the fascinating connection between food, heritage, and culture! Join artist Noa Jansma for a unique workshop in the heart of Mediamatic Kitchen. In this hands-on experience, we'll delve into the surprising world of Japanese knotweed, often seen as an unwelcome invader. But did you know this tenacious plant has a rich history and unexpected culinary uses? Noa will guide you through the process of baking a delicious crumble pie, using the vibrant colours and surprising flavours of knotweed. Learn about the cultural significance of food, explore sustainable alternatives, and discover the hidden potential of what we might consider an "invasive" plant. 

Japanese Knotweed Season 2024

Every spring, Mediamatic organises a season around Japanese knotweed. Knotweed is a fast-growing plant known in Europe for being considered invasive. What many do not know, however, is that this plant species has a host of positive properties. During this season we will explore how to live in harmony with this controversial plant.


Cutting a piece of cake - picture from the project ‘EntroPies’ Noa Jansma

Noa Jansma

Noa Jansma is a Dutch multimedia designer. She completed her training at the Design Academy Eindhoven and has exhibited her work at renowned locations such as C/O Berlin, Les Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles and Dutch Design Week. Using various media, including photography, video installations, educational programs and even apple pies, she explores topics as diverse as food, capitalism, ecological consciousness and rural-urban dynamics.


Full price €39 | *Discount €30

We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


05th of May, 11:00-14:00

Attendance limited to 12 people. We maintain a minimum of 8 participants.

Please note that this workshop will be held in English.

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