Eat This Invitations
Invite, inform, engage and connect leading media, influencers, celebrities, creative thinkers and politicians to show them horticulture, a leading innovator in the food domain, at work.
Philosopher in residence
In the past year, EatThis. has had the pleasure to invite various experts to the world of horticulture.
We kicked off with Clemens Driessen, philosopher at Wageningen University who was also involved in compiling part of the Guggenheim exhibition ‘Countryside, the Future’ and therefore did extensive research into the rich history of food production and its societal connections in the Westland area. During his meetings he focused on how the Westland area has evolved in terms of collective collaboration.
Photographer in residence
Kadir van Lohuizen was our first ‘photographer in residence’ in March/April 2022. Post-Covid, he was able to trace the difficulties the horticultural sector are dealing with, putting them in a global context. At the same time his work concentrated on portraying the people working in greenhouses. His work is currently being compiled into a television series (VPRO’s Tegenlicht), a series of articles in Dutch newspaper Trouw and the Washington Post. In autumn 2023 a large exposition on global food systems ‘Food for Thought’ will open at the Scheepvaart Museum in Amsterdam.
Medic and Scientist in residence
In the last week of August 2022, Hanno Pijl, well known Endocrinologist and Professor Diabetology at Leiden University Medical Center (Lumc) and author of several books on health and lifestyle visited several horticultural companies.
As a doctor, he advocates a healthy lifestyle with healthy, unprocessed food, instead of resorting to medication too quickly. His passion for nutrition and health stems from the consulting room.
“Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetics and unhealthy lifestyle. Our “western” diet plays a major role in this. It is abhorrent that we try to limit the damage with medicine, while adjusting to a healthy lifestyle can prevent and reverse the disease. We are also increasingly aware that a bad diet plays an important role in the development of many other chronic diseases, such as cancer, but also heart disease and strokes”
He was impressed by what he saw and plans to follow up along several lines of interest, ranging from preventive health care, but also projects that focus on designing new residential districts that connect with their residents’ health.
We will keep you posted on specific project and activities that will come out of these ‘in residencies’.
If you’d like to invite specific experts or influencers to get involved and be part of the next EatThis. In Residency, do not hesitate to contact us!