Encounter 2030 : Food Waste and Speculative Visioning
1 October 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
@ Eastern Bloc [7240 Clark]
- Pamela Tudge [CA]
The United Nations estimates one third of the world’s food production is wasted. By the year 2030, the UN aims to reduce this by half. This sustainable development goal is aimed at nations such as Canada who are top offenders, including at the household and consumer level.
This workshop uses a speculative practice in art and design to create interventions into our daily practices of wasting foods and food materials. Speculative art aims to provoke, raise questions, and inspire future directions that represent unrealities, fictions, or subversions of reality. For this workshop, we will encounter environments of everyday waste, tour the speculative exhibition (Sight & Sound Festival 2017), taste waste recipes, and use a variety of the materials of food waste to create artistic visions towards a future of food. The objective is to explore how using everyday materials in a creative process can bring attention to things we eat, things we waste, and things we make in order to redesign our futures.
Participants will be asked to bring a piece of food waste. Family friendly, kids welcome