Sophie Mason Art

Edible Utopia

Edible Utopia

Somerset House

Ongoing project with Jane Levi, Tim Mitchell and Clare Patey working with Somerset House and Kings College London to build a series of edible gardens into the structure of Somerset House. Exploring food growing, feasting and conversation Edible Utopia came together during Somerset House's year long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's iconic book Utopia. 

Collage of the proposed Conference Roof Garden (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Collage of the proposed Conference Roof Garden (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Edible Utopia Weekend, weekend of talks and workshops around urban growing, community and feasting at Somerset House and beyond.  (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Edible Utopia Weekend, weekend of talks and workshops around urban growing, community and feasting at Somerset House and beyond.  (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Tour of the Coal Holes underneath the main courtyard at Somerset House, the proposed site for a large mushroom growing project.  (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Tour of the Coal Holes underneath the main courtyard at Somerset House, the proposed site for a large mushroom growing project.  (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Collage of the proposed rhubarb installation in the Dead House under Somerset House courtyard. (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Collage of the proposed rhubarb installation in the Dead House under Somerset House courtyard. (Photo by Tim Mitchell www.timmitchell.co.uk)

Small, experimental, bee friendly herb garden for Tom's Kitchen on one of the balconies. 

Small, experimental, bee friendly herb garden for Tom's Kitchen on one of the balconies. 

Medicinal Herb Workshop with Rasheeqa Ahmed (www.hedgeherbs.org.uk)

Medicinal Herb Workshop with Rasheeqa Ahmed (www.hedgeherbs.org.uk)