Skip to main content

Ways to compose taste

In the exhibition "Schmeck! Experiments for the Senses" at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (30.09.-18.10.2020), interested parties are invited to explore how tasting can be changed and shaped.

What is taste actually? How does it change? How can we design how we taste? A participatory exhibition explores these questions. In a series of six experiments, interested visitors can learn about new ways to change and redesign their tastes. Those interested in participating in the experiments must register online. Children can only take part from the age of 12. Online tickets can be booked here for a fixed time slot, which also gives access to the regular exhibition at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin:

For selected components of taste, one experiment each was designed for the exhibition, with which the participants can try out what difference it makes when they change individual elements of the taste situation. The most interesting ingredients and experiences from each experiment will be collected and used to compose a very individual tasting situation - and to experience how everything that was previously tested individually plays together.

The exhibition was developed within the framework of a research project ("citizen science") at the TU Berlin. Since the beginning of 2019, research has been conducted in the project "Schmeck!" 20 citizens together with scientists and artists have been researching the question of how we taste and how taste can change. The Schmeck! project is led by Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Voß, Department of Political and Governance Sociology, and Prof. Dr. Nina Langen, Department of Education for Sustainable Nutrition and Food Science.


Press conference

In addition, a press conference will be held with Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Voß, TU Berlin, Department of Political and Governance Sociology, Dr. Michael Guggenheim, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Dr. Wiebke Rössig, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Location: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin,

Time: 30 September, 11.00 to 12.00 o'clock

Please register here.


Interactive pop-up exhibition

Within the events [bio'nd] Food I: Workshop and [bio'nd] Food I: Speculative Futures, a pop-up exhibition will be shown in the Experimental Field.

bis 27.9., Experimentierfeld


Workshop "Cooking the Future"

How we eat is part of how we shape our planet. But how are our food culture and environmental sustainability actually connected?

Mon, 21.9., 17:00–19:00, event information


Meet-up "Speculative Futures"

Meat from the lab or the 3D printer? Vegetables that have been genetically modified using biotechnology for specific properties? What will the future of food look like in the light of all these possibilities and developments?

Wed, 23.9., 17:00–19:00, event information Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";