Food & The City

Workshop, Tours and Food at Weekend van de Wetenschap

1 okt 2016
2 okt 2016

What is the best way to produce food in an urban landscape? During the 'Weekend van de Wetenschap', Mediamatic opens up it's Bio Clean Lab and Aquaponics Garden for all who are interested in the cultivation of fish, plants, herbs and mushrooms. Sign up for the Mushroom workshop on Saturday, join one of the 4 free Aquaponics tours on Sunday or visit Mediamatic ETEN for a taste of our vegan menu.

Facebook / Workshop tickets **
Aquaponics Tours start every hour (sun) from 13:00 - 16:00


Growing food in the Aquaponics system - Petrina harvesting some herbs to be used in the restaurant of Mediamatic ETEN. Anisa Xhomaqi



Saturday 1 Oct0ber
14:00 - 16:00 Workshop: Learn to grow Mushrooms
16:00 - 21:30 Eating and drinking at Mediamatic ETEN

Sunday 2 October
13:00 - 16:00 Aquaponics tours (13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00)
16:00 - 21:30 Eating and drinking at Mediamatic ETEN

Learn to grow Mushrooms

It is said that the mushroom, and especially Mycelium has the potential to replace all sorts of materials like plastics and batteries. We are interested in the cultural, artistic and culinary applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for yourself. During this introduction course you will learn how to cultivate the Oyster Mushroom at home. You will go home with your own bag of substrate.

// The workshop will take place in Mediamatic's Bio Clean Lab and will be given by Wouter Hassing from Mycophillia. Tickets : €28,- for artists and students / €40,- regular
Please bring your student card or other proof to show the discount applies to you.//


Grow your own mushrooms - We will teach you how to start cultivating your own mushrooms. Fungi are the basis of many new material developments and novel food designs. But you can also just eat them.

Visit the Aquaponics Farm

Aquaponics systems combine the cultivation of fish (aquaculture) and plants (hydroponics - growing plants without soil) in one system. The fish excrement feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. In this way, a minimum amount of waste is produced.
During the Aquaponics Tour we will guide you through our sustainable greenhouse and introduce you to this form of urban agriculture.

The tours are for free and will be held on Sunday from 13:00 - 16:00. Tours start at 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00

Taste locally produced fish and herbs

Visit Mediamatic ETEN for a delicious Autumn dish (with herbs from our Aquaponics garden en mushrooms from Wouter Hassing) an experimental Myco Beer, or refreshing cup of Aquaponics Tea.

Go here to see the full menu of Mediamatic ETEN. Reservations for the restaurant can be made via +31 6 3190 3218

Weekend van de Wetenschap

Experience science and technology at Weekend van de Wetenschap. This event is organised by NEMO with support of OCW. Visit the website

Weekend van de Wetenschap - Food & the City
Sat. 1 + Sun. 2 October
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam