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The Embassy of food_DDW 2017

Last week Eindhoven was buzzing for the legendary Dutch Design Week. Each year we take some time to visit the most interesting designers & projects that showed their vision on the future.

A must visit was this year’s Embassy of food, a meeting place for designers, dreamers, food professionals, and the public to learn more and work on tackling pressing food issues. The entire week TEOF organized a series of activities, like the Food Heroes project, keynotes and workshops and curated by eating designer Marije Vogelzang, a designer who leads the food design department at Design Academy Eindhoven. The exhibition offers an insight into how food will be grown, processed, transport, and eaten in the future, and how farming systems could change as a result of food scarcity and new technologies.

The Embassy of Food created a few radical views on future issues that visitors were be able to experience and taste. In the following post, I will highlight some interesting food-design concepts on show at the Embassy of Food. Concepts and thoughts about what we might consume in years to come, from saltwater carrots to insect sausages. You could choose to look at the future of food trough the lens of a producer or a consumer. What did we do? Breathe on algae, taste salt-grown cabbage ketchup, lick carrots, experience 3d printed food, play on the gene machine and smell leek paper.





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