The world population continues to grow rapidly. By 2050, an estimated ten billion people will be living on earth. It is not only climate change with all its consequences that continues to intensify. In order to feed this large number of people, more food will be needed than we can produce today. Where will this food come from? How will it be produced? From 24 September (just in time for Dutch Design Week) Next Nature will present at the Evoluon in Eindhoven the show „Spacefarming: The Food of Tomorrow“. It will explore the question of whether and how we can grow our food differently in the future, perhaps even on other planets.
Burgers made from artificial meat, milk from a robot cow or potatoes from outer space? Some of this may sound utopian, but scientists, entrepreneurs, farmers, artists and designers are already developing new foods and exploring innovative ways to make them a reality. Under the motto “Welcome to the World of the Space Farmer”, the exhibition asks what culinary fantasies could come true. Designer Chloé Rutzerveld explores the potential of cellular agriculture to grow food from plant or animal cells without the need for farmland, pesticides or animal husbandry. The nutritional value of algae has inspired SPACE10, together with three young architects, to build a four-metre high bioreactor to produce large quantities of food in an alternative way. And instead of a dairy cow, Those Vegan Cowboys demonstrate a fully automated dairy robot for making cheese with the stainless steel cow Margaret.
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