„If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos”
(E. O. Wilson)
WHAT IS MIKROKOSMOS?
MikroKosmos is a „growtainer“ of ideas and projects that wants to help western society get closer to insects, overcoming the gap of disgust and fear. The objective of MikroKosmos is to create new fields of interaction to arouse the curiosity of different consumers about insects matter and the nutritional value of insects. As well as our market stands in Berlin, we are building new contexts of communication and education through our pop-up restaurants, workshops, informative meetings, theatre and other events. For that reason MikroKosmos is proposing three main fields of interaction:
The Market is the place where kitchen and eaters are directly connected. We take part in street food markets in order to get closer to the people. At the Berlin food markets of Markthalle 9 we offer every second Thursday different dishes that combine seasonal bio-products with edible insects permitted by the German law. A healthy superfood surprisingly delicious. …visit the marketplace
Through workshops and our Mikroblog we inform consumers about the nutritional and environmental value, current scientific research projects, infarming possibilities and ways of cooking edible insects. …know more about the courses