The first edition of our Table & de Territoire festival took place in Saint-Denis (France), Horažďovice (Czech Republic) and Athens (Greece) from September 19 to October 1, 2020. On the program of this festival: exhibitions, installation, performances, meetings, workshops, projections and sharing of research-creation in progress. Discover the diversity of cultural solutions for sustainable food at Zone Sensible, ArtMill and Locus Athens.

Image credits: Table et le Territoire, festival 1 septembre 2020 © Anne-Emmanuelle Thion

La Table et le Territoire is a transdisciplinary European cooperation program that brings together a community of cultural actors involved in the ecological transition and sustainable food. From the field to gastronomy, hybrid initiatives led by artists in the fields of agriculture and food are multiplying on a European scale. La Table et le Territoire accompanies this new scene and promotes the importance of culture-based solutions.

La Table et le Territoire implements seven research-creation programs, led by artists and scientists in five European countries. By exploring territories that are strongly concerned by the relationship between food and territory in a context of climate change, the research-creation teams highlight this issue by proposing experiments and solutions for the future.

On the program of the festival:

September 19 from 11:00- 20:00 at Zone Sensible, Saint-Denis, France
A day of cultural programming at Zone Sensible, a permaculture urban farm, where more than 200 plant species grow year round! Concerts, workshops, exhibition, installations and interventions of artists in residence around nature and food (FR).

This event is part of the research-creation program Récits-Recettes in partnership with Zone Sensible and the
. With Coal, meetings were organized for several months with the inhabitants of Saint-Denis to discover the aesthetic, gustatory and nutritional qualities of local culinary know-how. SILO, a collective of artists, is carrying out research and publishing work based on these recipe stories in order to imagine together what the specificities of sustainable food in Seine-Saint-Denis would be in the future.


Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 September in Artmill, Horadovice, Czech Republic
Food Film Festival in Artmill (CZ) A selection of rare and fascinating films that all deal with the complex relationship between food, art and soil pollution.

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 September at the ArtMill Barn Gallery, Horadovice, Czech Republic
Farm-To-Table exhibition at the ArtMill Barn Gallery, to restitute the work of the ArtFarm research-creation, which brought together this summer ten artists and ten farming families from the region around the valorization of short circuits.

The Festival and the exhibition at ArtFarm are part of one of the seven research-creation programs of the Table and Territory. ArtMill, a place dedicated to the creation of a new culture marked by ecological issues. where ten Czech and European artists collaborate with farming families to promote the consumption of local food products in the region.

Thursday, October 01 at Locus Athens, Athens, Greece
Locus Athens proposes to spend an afternoon with Paky Vlassopoulou (artist) and Elisavet Koulouri (baker) in her bread laboratory (GQ). This workshop marks the beginning of a research-creation around this food at the base of many food cultures.

First of a series of workshops on “Bread as a sculpting tool” by artist Paky Vlassopoulou in collaboration with baker Elissavet Koulouri, bringing together grandparents and children to learn more about bread and its making.

  • About us
    About us

    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website


    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.

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    Major projects linked to the major events in political ecology, in connection with natural or urban environments.

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    Artistic direction

    About fifty exhibitions throughout France, cultural actions, works in the public space, and project support to contribute to the emergence of a new culture of ecology.


    Cooperation programs on a European and international scale, support for institutions in their ecological transition through tailor-made accompaniment and training, promotion of arts and ecology issues through publications and numerous conferences and workshops.