Workshops and events organised by members of the FFF collective and amazing collaborators from across the spectrum of design, anthropology, HCI/HFI, environmental and health studies, and more.
More-than-Human Food Futures Cookbook
The cookbook is founded on a 2-day workshop Experimental Food Design for Sustainable Futures and includes 11 recipes proposing diverse imaginative approaches to nurture transitions towards more inclusive and just more-than-human food futures. The recipes don’t provide exact ingredient lists or precise measures; they’re not step-by-step guides for cooking up better futures. Rather, they reflect on existing food issues and present proposals for alternative approaches that embrace values of inclusivity, multi-species pluralism and eco-social restoration. By voicing these intentions, they serve as a provocation to rethink human-centric hierarchies in food systems.
The cookbook is available in an online version, as a printable pdf and also locally, as a printed zine. The book was published in the Responsible Research and Innovation Tools collection and in the Aalto University publication series.
The Cookbook was supported by the CreaTures research project and showcased at the CreaTures Festival in Seville (SP) and at the Helsinki Design Week 2022 – Cooler Planet exhibition (FI). A short 5-minute video presentation from the Seville event can be watched & endured here.
The book received a Special Award of the Jury at the Gourmand Awards section of the Umeå Food Symposium 2022.
Feeding Food Futures: From Techno-solutionism to Inclusive Human-Food Collaborations
Our open panel Feeding Food Futures: From Techno-solutionism to Inclusive Human-Food Collaborations was held virtually at the EASST+4S 2020 conference, August 18-21, 2020.
EXPERIMENTAL FOOD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: FANTASTIC(E)ATING FOOD FUTURES & MORE-THAN-HUMAN FOOD PRACTICES
At the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2020 conference, we co-organised a two-day online workshop Experimental Food Design for Sustainable Futures (July 6-7 2020).
SALON 2020 – WHOES [FUTURE 50 FOODS]?
The future will taste different. The World Wildlife Federation and Knorrs identified 50 plants that enrich both people and planet. The contents of the list may surprise you. Join Danielle Wilde in a tasty discussion, as we use these Future 50 Foods to think about what to wear, eat and grow moving forward.
CHASING PLAY POTENTIALS IN CULTURE TO INSPIRE TECHNOLOGY DESIGN
Our workshop at CHI PLAY 2019 brought together designers and researchers from diverse backgrounds to discuss how personally relevant cultural traditions can serve as a source of inspiration for play design.
CRAFTING AND TASTING ISSUES IN EVERYDAY HUMAN-FOOD INTERACTIONS
Our workshop at DIS 2019 focused on the predominance of solutionist approaches in HFI design and research, proposing that the field needs to adopt more critical and self-reflective stance.
DESIGNING RECIPES FOR DIGITAL FOOD FUTURES
Our CHI’18 workshop addressed emerging food-tech trends and controversies, aiming to extend the existing body of HFI research with new insights sought via co-creative activities and discussion.
HANDMAKING FOOD IDEALS: CRAFTING THE DESIGN OF FUTURE FOOD-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
Our DIS’18 workshop aimed to articulate values associated with handmade through a co-creative exploration in the food domain. Our objective was to explore the potential of integrating such values into future food-related technologies.