Open Food Lab

The food industry is not transparent nor sustainable. We do not know how our food is made, where it comes from, what exactly we eat and whether it is healthy. We cannot make informed decisions because we know so little. This is the right time for a food revolution; one where consumers and producers control our food together and supermarkets are no longer pivotal.

Through a fictional architectural model, the Open Food Lab explores how we, as citizens, can shape this food revolution. In the Open Food Lab everyone can contribute to healthier, more sustainable and fairer food. By producing food, processing it, investigating new (bio) technologies and thinking about a fairer food system, we can initiate a bottom up change. Since all the knowledge is open source there are no secrets and everything is shared. Innovations are, therefore, achieved faster and the traditional food industry can be revised.

The Open Food Lab paves the way for a balanced, transparent and sustainable food system. How great would it be if this project were to become more than just a model? We are doing our best to make this happen but we need your support! Subscribe to the Open Food Lab via openfoodlab.com. Together we can make this a reality!

 
 
The Open Food Lab model during the Volksvlijt exhibition in the Amsterdam Public Library

The Open Food Lab model during the Volksvlijt exhibition in the Amsterdam Public Library

 

OPEN FOOD LAB

type
Concept and exhibition design

location
Amsterdam Public Library

year
2016

status
completed

website
www.openfoodlab.com

collaborators
VGA
Mind the Gap
Volksvlijt

credits
Photography: Martijn van Wijk