Koen Vanmechelen celebrates biocultural diversity.
For years I love Koen Vanmechelen’s work. The first time I walked into one of his projects was at The Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke. This private open air museum was at that time the home and breeding place of his Cosmopolitan Chicken Project where Koen Vanmechelen launched his chicken crossbreeding project during the late nineties. The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, you may ask? Well, more specifically, Koen interbreeded domestic chickens from different countries aiming at the creation of a true cosmopolitan chicken as a symbol for global diversity.