CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones | Cooking Sections

14 – 24 September 2017

ATLAS Arts is working with Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) on a long-term project to look at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration by promoting ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of Scottish waters.

The aim of the project is to explore how to diversify into ecological aquaculture practices, like seaweed or bivalve farming; promote the consumption of seaweeds and bivalves amongst local residents, restaurants and tourists, as animals and plants that purify the water by breathing; and monitor the improvement of water quality along the coast of the island.

Conceived by Cooking Sections, the first phase of the project – CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones, consisted of an installation that reacted to the tides on the changing coast of Portree at Bayfield. Every day at low tide, from 14 – 24 September, the installation was accessible to the public and functioned as a dining table, with free tastings of recipes featuring seaweeds, oysters, clams and mussels. The installation was activated by Cooking Sections in collaboration with researchers, anthropologists, and residents of the island.

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones is part of CLIMAVORE a long-term project initiated by Cooking Sections in 2015. It sets out to envision seasons of food production and consumption that react to climatic events and human-induced alterations of the landscape. To find out more visit

Find out what is happening with the second phase, CLIMAVORE: Educate.


This project is supported by Outset Scotland and The Pebble Trust.


Photographs by Ruth Clark.