Curated events

Food Lab at Tantolunden’s Pavilion

A Food Lab designed by Chef Aaron Colman and Experience Designer Josefin Vargö for Underverk’s Season 3 with public space as a theme. It was the end of summer, start of Autumn. A good time to start pickling so as to stock up over winter and time to enjoy the opportunity of being outdoors. Set in the hidden and often forgotten music pavilion in Tantolunden, Zinkensdamm. This two hour Lab explored the concept of a Hot Dog and what it could be. 3×3 hot dog inspired courses based on seasonal ingredients and one dessert hot dog were presented. Guests learned how to make a quick Japanese pickle och received a jar filled with Piccalilli to enjoy in winter. Black Lemonade made with Kurozato, a Japanese black sugar, and lemon used as a palate cleanser.

Photography: Stephanie Wiegner

Supported by Stockholms Stad


Food Lab: 24 August

It’s the end of summer, start of Autumn and a good time to start pickling so as to stock up over winter. It’s also time to enjoy the opportunity of being outdoors. For Underverk’s Season 3 Chef Aaron Colman and Experience DesignerJosefin Vargö have designed a Food Lab set in the hidden and often forgotten music pavilion in Tantolunden, Zinkensdamm. This two hour Lab explores the concept of a Hot Dog and what it could be. There will be plenty of food to try.

Though we believe in putting plants first the lab is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers.

August 24th, 14:00—16:00
Pavilion in Tantolunden, Zinkensdamm

Buy tickets here to secure a spot.

Photo by Josefin Vargö

Supported by Stockholms Stad


You Are Here – Test Flight: 27 September

As part of Season 3, Experience Designer Pomme Van Hoof introduces You are Here -Test Flight, a participatory installation involving the general public.

August 27th, 16:00—21:00
Mariatorget Square

You Are Here invites you to get involved in an act of conversation and speculation to enable imagining a journey to the endless possible worlds of the universe.

Through a fictive service, offering personal intergalactic travel advice, we can start to humanise space, make sense of its mind-blowing distances, and begin to see ourselves as part of the larger cosmos.

You Are Here provides travel advisory tools to explore our cosmic neighborhood in our minds, allowing us to create our own imagery of how a journey into space might be like.

You Are Here is developed under initiative of Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) and the Biennial of Design (BIO50). The final version will be presented 18.09 – 07.12.2014 in Ljubljana Slovenia.

Photo by Pomme Van Hoof.

Supported by Stockholms Stad


Food tasting — Potential diversity of Japanese food: 31 Aug — 21 Sep

August 31 & 21 September, 12:00—tbc
Parking spot outside the East Asian Museum

Yurie Hama, owner of café Kikusen and Wataru Adachi from LYCKA Japan & Sweden have put together a
Japanese food tasting. A fundamental aspect of Japanese cuisine is its ability to explore the possibilities and exploit the potential of a small number of basic elements which are then turned into a large variety of another element. As an example, a soybean breaks down into Edamame, tofu, miso and soy sauce … Each offspring has a unique taste which sometimes makes us forget that they come from one element.

At the food tasting you can taste four different basic elements originally from Japan, both in a lunch meal and a dessert drink. Discover how taste of the element changes between the borderline of meal and dessert with a powerful potential of each element, as well as sharing your taste experience with others over the borderline between private space and public space!

Photo by Yurie Hama and Lycka Japan & Sweden

A Protective Garlic Ritual ● June 18

On Sunday June 18, we invite you to a garlic ritual. Come taste the power of garlic and protect yourself from trolls.

During a one week residency in Stockholm, Ancient Acrobatics and Underverk will weave together past and present garlic stories, mythologies, superstitions and facts into a new cleansing ritual, to protect you from todays trolls.

The protective cleansing ritual includes garlic tasting and an introduction to a collection of protective garlic amulets. It costs 100kr and you can book your spot by emailing

June 18 16:00-18:00 100kr Show on map
Babette’s Feast ● 24 May

As part of Underverk’s Gastronomic Design Festival we present a screening of Oscar-winning ‘Babette’s Feast’ (1987). A Danish film drama by Gabriel Axel, based on the story by Karen Blixen. The film is paired with food and drinks designed by the gastronomic design duo Aydin & Vargö.

The festival is a summer program that moves between different disciplines focusing on our food culture. We present a set of events that activate our minds and senses to discover how artistic strategies contribute to the discussion of the politics of food.


The food and drink (non-alcoholic) menu is served during and after the film. The ticket includes entrance, food and drinks at the cost of 300 SEK. The dinner is suitable for vegans. Report allergies to

Doors open at 18:30 and the screening starts at 19:00. The film is 108 minutes long. Food will also be served after the film.

FYI: If you are having troubles buying your tickets through the event site, it’s also possible to email to book a spot, swish the ticket amount 300kr to 0736795410 and we’ll send you a receipt.

Supported by Stockholms stad.

*Image from Curzon Artificial Eye

24 May 18:30 – 21:30 300kr Show on map
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