cooking with

what is there

cooking as performance art

Nowhere Kitchen is a cooking and performance project researched and developed by Pepe Dayaw. It is based on the philosophies of leftovers or the improvised game of making something happen with what is there. Through the creative use of leftovers, a contemporary theatre based on cooking animates any specific local situation, giving it a global twist. It is inspired by vocabularies of experience of migrant bodies and their embodied knowledge of intuitive fusion and survival.

background & context

In 2012, Pepe Dayaw began a performance series in Madrid where he made leftover dinners in private houses. Since then, this practice has traveled to four continents and evolved into a fluid form of social theatre; and an creative way of hospitality and service that can migrate and collaborate with different places, stages and contexts.

a migrating story

Nowhere Kitchen evolved through a migrant itinerary of travels that consisted of pop-up performances, residencies, collaborations with local contexts and serendipitous encounters:

2012. Madrid. Valencia. Asturias. Madrid. 2013. Brussels. Madrid. Berlin. Mostoles. Bilbao. Asturias. Rio de Janeiro. Sao Paulo. Munich. Berlin. 2014. Sao Paulo. Stockholm. Madrid. Oxford. London. Belgrade. Asturias. Antwerp. Bern. Berlin. 2015. Tallinn. Gerswalde. Piedmonte. Firenze. Le Marche. 2016. Salvador da Bahia. Boipeba. Bali. Singapore. Manila. Kuala Lumpur. Paris. Tallinn. Karlsruhe. Zurich. Mecklenburg. Le Marche. Wilmersdorf. Gerswalde. Berlin. Madrid. 2017. Berlin. Frankfurt. Tallinn. Karlsruhe. Alkmaar. Madrid. Vevey. Berlin. 2018. Winnipeg. Hamburg. Bremen. Amsterdam. Geneva. Madrid. Berlin. 2019. Larnaca. Winnipeg. Ile du Levant. Budapest. Berlin. 2020. Gerswalde. Berlin. 2021. Gerswalde. Berlin

Experience Nowhere Kitchen and learn to improvise and cook with what is there.

nowhere kitchen in the press

Süddeutsche Zeitung, November 2013
Andrew & Caitlin Webb-Ellis, May 2013
Ceecee Berlin, January 2014
Nomy Blog, May 2015
Berlin Loves You, June 2015
Das Marktschwärmer, October 2015
Berner Zeitung, December 2015
Elephant Journal, December 2015
Bossa FM, April 2016
Genuss Hannover, 2016
Freunde von Freunden, July 2016
Semi-domesticated, July 2016
die Tageszeitung, August 2016
Heritage Radio Network, August 2016
Muxmaeuschenwild Magazin, November 2016
Editorial Concreta, December 2016
Realce Tropical Baiana, December 2016
O Globo, February 2017
Frankfurt Tipp, April 2017
La Liberté, November 2017
24 Heures Lausanne, November 2017
Hotellerie Gastronomie Zeitung, November 2017
Winnipeg Free Press, February 2018