Copenhagen Bug Fest will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanical Garden. Here the whole family can touch, taste and sense the multi-dimensional universe of insects. Pet a mealworm, eat a cricket, listen to the sounds of insects in the Victorian Palm House or experience the natural beauty of insects up close, in the exhibit ‘Microsculpture’ at the Geological Museum.
The festival will offer a wide variety of features that illustrate the potential of insects in terms of accommodating the UN Sustainable Development Goals, both in terms of a sustainable food production of tasteful food as well as the cultural value, biology, design and aesthetics of insects.
In front of the Victorian Palm House, guests will meet scientists, insect-enthusiasts and companies working with production of insects or insect-based products. Copenhagen Bug Fest will offer a variety of gastronomic dishes with insects, prepared by Michael Pontoppidan (Restaurant Gorilla) and Lui Lezzi. The festival also include features of insect dance and music, insect-workshop for kids as well as a number of experts who, on the 26th of august, will speak of insects as food. Among these are astrophysicist Anja C. Andersen and professor Steen Hildebrandt.
// Anja C. Andersen // Peter C. Kjærgaard // Jørgen Eilenberg // Nina Askov (Buglady) // Steen Hildebrandt // Nanna Roos // Michael Bom Frøst // Lars-Henrik Lau Heckmann // Jakob Rukov // Jon Wegener // Victor Bloch //
For full programme: Copenhagen Bug Fest
Copenhagen Bug Fest is carried out by the consortium ’Copenhagen on six legs’ - a partnership between City of Copenhagen, Children and Youth Administration, Department of Sustainable Development, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, DTU Food, Technological Institute for the innovative consortium inVALUABLE and Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival.