Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based in London.
The duo was born to explore the systems that organise the world through food. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, and geopolitics. Their work has been exhibited in several international shows, such as the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014).
At Manifesta 12 Palermo, the collective presents What is above is what is below, a series of installations and packed lunches. The duo started this project by analysing different techniques that have been used to control the conditions of water in Sicily in order to organise its distribution. Cooking Sections have studied dry watering techniques that make possible cultivation without irrigation systems, giving the chance for plants to survive even in dry conditions.