Harm to Table

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About the Project

Artist Matthew Mazzotta delivers an experience which materializes abstract concepts around climate change conversations into something physical, something digestible. Its focus is to directly translate the research of the world’s top climate scientists into an experience where you can actually eat the results of their work.

Harm to Table is a mobile dining experience with a metamorphosing dining table and a focused menu in which each item features an ingredient anticipated to be extinct in the next 20-40 years due to climate change. Born in Boulder, Colorado, the home of the highest quantity of federal labs that track the changing climate, the project is traveling the country to stimulate conversation by serving food made of plants and natural resources of the area that will be in major decline or extinct.


Ponderosa Osha Kombucha created by Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha
Wild sarsaparilla and Sweet Grass Soup created by Chef Tim Hessenbruch
Chocolate financiers with local bee pollen created by Fortuna Chocolate


Saturday, 8/27 – Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery Plaza, 1000 Canyon Blvd

Thursday, 9/1 – 63rd Street Farm, 3796 63rd St, Boulder, CO 80301

Thursday, 9/15 – Martin Park, Fordham Court and S. 36th Street, Boulder, CO 80305

Wednesday, 9/21 – Pearl Street Mall (in front of the Courthouse), 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Tim Hessenbruch, Chef
Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha
Fortuna Chocolate

About the Artist

Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences. His community-specific public projects integrate new forms of civic participation and social engagement into the built environment and reveal how the spaces we travel through and spend our time living within have the potential to become distinct sites for intimate, radical, and meaningful exchanges. Mazzotta received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Masters of Science from MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.