Co-design with Microbes: Kombucha

with Eva van Dée

18 أيار / مايو 2024

Hidden within your digestive system lies a microcosmos of immense influence: your gut microbiome. Recent research sheds light on the profound impact these microscopic allies have on not just your physical health, but also your mood, decision-making, and overall well-being. Join artist and fermentation expert Eva van Dée, and discover the magic of kombucha, a naturally effervescent fermented tea teeming with beneficial probiotics.



Different flavors of kombucha - Photo 2021 by  Ben Hopley  for Mediamatic Ben Hopley

What you will do

During the workshop you will learn the basic principles of fermentation, and discover the surprising impact of gut bacteria on your health and happiness. Following the presentation, you'll experience a tasting of various teas and the ingredients, led by Eva. After that, you will use everything you've learned to make your own customised distinct kombucha recipe. This jar of kombucha will be yours to keep at home, along with instructions on how to carry out further fermentation. Get hands-on experience making your own jar of delicious, customised kombucha.

Eva van Dée

With a background in design engineering and seasoned experience in fine dining kitchens, Eva approaches the culinary arts from a distinct scientific perspective. Operating on this intersection uniquely set her up to develop a specific interest in food fermentation. During her residency at Mediamatic, she aims to expand her interconnectedness with collaborators ranging from the wildest microbes to all humans that share her curiosity of the microcosmos. She enjoys inspiring others with her fascination for and knowledge of fermentation.


Full price: 48€| *Discount price: 37€

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


18th of April, 12:30 - 15:00
We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.
Please note that, unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.
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