As part of Urban Futures at ISEA 2018 in Durban, Cesar & Lois held a happening in which they shared food and conversations collected in neighborhoods with contrasting economic conditions.

[ECO]nomic Revolution Durban
Cesar & Lois happening at ISEA in Durban (photo by Tiago Franklin R. Lucena)

Notably, the exhibition of the microbiological mappings and the happening were held at the Denis Hurley Center, a site where those in need are fed daily.

The shared food reflects the localities’ economic and cultural distinctions. Simultaneous to the actions, Cesar & Lois grew microbiological cultures according to the different neighborhoods’ demographics. The sharing of food mirrors that of the networking of Physarum polycephalum, a single-celled microbiological organism known for the equitable distribution of resources among individuals.