Low Carbon Chinatown

Low Carbon Chinatown is an environmental initiative that combines food, data science and community participation to explore different ways that we can all help respond to the Climate Crisis. Led by artist Ling Tan, East and South East Asian community members were invited to develop a series of low carbon dishes developed with a data scientist and team of ESEA food writers.

The recipes and learnings were presented back to the wider community through a series of dining events in the heart of London’s Chinatown. Each sitting took place within a specially constructed structure made from recycled and low-carbon materials.

Nick Murray worked with Ling Tan as producer for the construction, design and implementation of the LCC structure. Bringing together installation and front of house teams, liaising with bamboo farms, hoarding companies and professional-scale catering companies, Nick produced the installation of the structure and managed four days of exhibition with multiple sit-down eating events per day.

Low Carbon Chinatown was presented as part of London Design Festival 2022