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Art Meets Science: Royal College of Art Students Create a ‘Brinery’ Fermentation Kit

In a move to reduce food wastage and encourage the growth of probiotic bacteria – not to say promote an interesting range of new tastes – students from the Royal College of Art have designed a ‘Brinery’; a vessel in which fruit and vegetables can be preserved in a salt and water solution, thus pickling them.

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The butternut squash-shaped vessel has a dome-shaped cap that keeps the food submerged in its brine. Most regular containers keep the carbon dioxide (a by-product of the process) within; meaning that the cap has to be loosened to release it, but the Brinery cap allows it to escape. The Brinery also allows the food to be removed via an inner vessel, without it being touched by hands or utensils, whereas with more traditional containers, mould is often the result because of contamination.

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There’s an accompanying cookbook to help diners explore a new range of tastes: “Between fresh and rotten exists a creative space in which the most compelling of flavours arise, salsas, condiments, sauces, pickles, dressings. The possibilities are endless,” said the team’s Pratik Ghosh. A dining experience is also in the works to demonstrate the health benefits of a fermented diet. Projections will be mapped onto the vessel to show how the food is broken down. SEEN predicts that it can only be a matter of time before fermenting restaurants open based on this project. London has always embraced the new with gusto, even it is the reinvention of a forgotten process.

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Posturing: The Female Body in Fashion

The Ground Floor Project, Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion was the first iteration of a three-part partnership with luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM. The exhibition brought together diverse photographers, whose images pushed the boundaries of fashion image-making, connected by a shared interest in posture, gesture and pose. The viewer was challenged to consider both the body’s role in the construction of a fashion photograph …

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Art on a Postcard Presents: Secret Auction 2017 for the Hepatitis C Trust

After the success of last year’s auction, which raised over £75,000, The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction returns for its 4th year. Guests at the private view on the 14th November at Unit London, included Sadie Frost, Alan McGee, Charlie Brooks, Dougie Wallace, David Harrison, Benjamin Murphy and Rowan Newton. World renowned …

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Omar Souleyman Releases ‘To Syria, With Love’

SEEN cannot believe that she hasn’t listened to anything by the great Omar Souleyman, before. He started out as a wedding singer in his native Syria before re-locating to Turkey six years ago to escape the civil war. Since then he’s toured the globe, collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize …