MAD Academy presents: MAD Monday on a Thursday

by MAD

Join us for three talks on cities, soil, and the true value of food

Thursday, 31 October 2019 | 19:00-21:30
Charlottenborg, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi
Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 København K

For the MAD Academy’s first event in a series, MAD is excited to host an evening of conversation focused on the effect our food has on the planet. Taking us from cities to soil, a chef, a geologist, and an architect will explore the power food has to positively transform our lives and societies. 

We invite all who are curious and want to discover new ways of thinking about our food, and the many ways it shapes the world we live in, to join us in this exploration on October 31. See you there.


Come and learn from…

Carolyn Steel, Director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects, is a leading thinker on food and cities. Her 2008 book “Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives” is an international best-seller and her concept of sitopia (food-place) has gained broad recognition among architects, urbanists, green designers and food professionals. Her next book, Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World, will be published by Chatto & Windus in March 2020. 

Internationally recognized soil expert, David R. Montgomery is the Professor of geomorphology at University of Washington. A geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. An author of award-winning popular-science books, among them “Dirt: The erosion of civilization” and “Growing a revolution”. His books have been translated into nine languages. 

Christian F. Puglisi the Chef and Founder of Relæ Community, including: Relæ, Manfreds, Bæst and Mirabelle Bakery & Restaurant. All restaurants represent his cooking style focusing on simplicity and high quality organic, local and sustainably sourced produce. All restaurants are certified organic and Relæ was awarded a Michelin star and Most Sustainable Restaurant Award in ’15 and ’16 by the SRA. Christian also authored Relæ: A Book of Ideas and has founded the Farm of Ideas–a farm project connected to the restaurants in the outskirts of Copenhagen.

19.00 – Snacks and drinks
20.00 – Talks program start
21.30 – Talks end

Price: DKK 125  (includes attendance to talks, snack, and drink)
Tickets available here.


About MAD Academy
MAD Academy is a new Copenhagen-based educational initiative that aims to improve the hospitality industry and provide chefs, servers and restaurateurs with the perspective, skills and tools to lead on innovation and impact beyond the walls of their restaurants and within the broader community. In 2019, the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food provided a seed grant to support the development of the MAD Academy. The initial funds are used for planning and development; convening experts and curriculum design; and pilot experiences for what will soon become a new center of learning, research, and collaboration to benefit civil society.

About MAD Mondays
Typically convening on Mondays, the traditional day of rest for restaurants, MAD Monday is a conversation series that tackles the issues that matter most in food, inviting anyone interested in food and hospitality to gather, expand their thinking, and discuss issues of relevance.