Open Food Lab

The food industry is neither transparent nor sustainable. We do not know how our food is made, where it comes from, or whether it is healthy. With so little knowledge, we cannot make informed decisions. Now is the time for a food revolution in which consumers and producers together control food 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, innovations are shared quickly and the traditional food industry can be revised incrementally.

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

Collaborators
VGA
Mind the Gap
Volksvlijt

Credits
Photography: Martijn van Wijk