This cookbook is founded on a 2-day workshop—Experimental Food Design for Sustainable Futures—held online as part of the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference in July 2020. It includes 11 recipes proposing diverse imaginative approaches to nurture sustainable food futures transitions. The recipes and the book were compiled collectively by workshop attendees who worked remotely from their homes, during the times of Covid-19.
The workshop experimented with food as an accessible starting point from
which to explore and articulate values, concerns, desires, and imaginaries
associated with food-tech futures and climate resilience.
Each workshop day focused on a distinct theme: on day 1—Fantastic(e)ating Food Futures: Reimagining Human Food Interactions—we examined interdependencies between food, eating, and social practices, critically engaging with future flourishing through food-tech innovation. On day 2—Designing with More-than-Human Food Practices for Climate Resilience—we focused specifically on more-than-human food practices and how they could be incorporated into food systems.
We would like to thank all workshop participants for bringing their energy, ideas and imaginations to the table. This cookbook is just a small sampling of our combined efforts, we hope it feeds your imagination and nourishes you during these challenging times.
In the spirit of fantastic(e)ating food futures, and expanding more-than-human food practices, this content is free to read and enjoy!