This is a compilation by second-year students of WSD, in Product Design for the Socio-Cultural Issues class.
The objective of this project was to design an interventive installation for a public space to provoke a conversation on food justice and accessibility, to question the morals of food retailing chains such as super-, hyper-and mega-markets, and to encourage disruptive future food thinking.
Working in teams, and using Design Fiction storytelling methods, students crafted various narratives, synthesized provocative plots to unfold the food future, and envisaged the inevitable transformation of our relationship with food.
Project: Space Baby
Here, a team explores a theme on a motherhood experience on the International Space Station and speculates on a baby’s feeding apparatus.
This is a dystopian investigation on how humans can modify their own bodies for growing food at a time of total food scarcity.
Project: Pantone Foods
The team speculates on a future when people become completely disassociated from real food, ingredients and flavours when real food no longer exists. Ingredients now come from lab manipulation and mutation of cells from what once existed. Food is 3D printed and flavours are related to a certain code, colour and number like Pantone.
Project: Red Planet
This project is a speculative concept based on the idea of how food systems may look and function if we are successful in our attempt to colonize Mars. A provocative idea to use menstrual blood to sustain food systems is presented.