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Food Fictions

Tuesday / 15.09.2020 /12:00 to Sunday / 27.09.2020 / 18:00
The way we eat is the way we shape our future.

Since our eating habits have become a complex interplay of science, technology, culture, and local and global systems, the search for solutions should not focus solely on what we eat in the near future. Novel food products such as in-vitro meat or insect bars only offer medium-term solutions as long as the systems in which they exist remain the same.

The food fiction exhibition therefore deals with the question of how we grow, produce, process and share our food. How can we rethink the existing food systems and the role descriptions of the stakeholders (wholesale, catering, consumers* and agriculture)? Where are the boundaries between consumers and producers? And what role do eating cultures and traditions play? How can a bio-economy with its approaches lead to new solutions?

Against this background, the exhibition format "Food Fiction" presents five speculative future scenarios that were developed in cooperation with experts from science and practice. The scenarios shed light on some of the "hidden champs" of the bio-economy, such as trees and microorganisms, and question the boundaries between nature, technology and culture. The scenarios are not to be understood as final drafts, but as a starting point for participation and discussion.

Visit the interactive pop-up exhibition in the Experimental Field from September 15 - 27. This event is part of the project  [bio'nd] dedicated to Wissenschaftsjahres 2020|21 der Bioökonomie which is being realized at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin in cooperation with IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung and Ellery Studio.

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