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Join us! Counterfactual Cuisine: A night with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy
The IFTF Food Futures Lab presents
COUNTERFACTUAL CUISINE: A night with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy
Imagining different food futures is important—but what if we could experience them?
Join IFTF's Food Futures Lab for our next Edible Futures event, featuring artists from the Center for Genomic Gastronomy. We'll explore a selection of their recent publications as well as a series of food experiences created by the artists to compliment Institute for the Future’s newest food futures forecasts. IFTF will also present an introduction to three approaches to thinking about the future of food experiences to inspire all food designers to become future food designers.
The menu of food experiences and light snacks includes:
- The LOCI Food Lab, where guests explore ‘bite-sized bioregionalism’ by identifying the attributes of the food system that are important to them
- A selection of food future canapés drawn from the Planetary Sculpture Supper Club and Food Phreaking projects
- A recombinatorial cocktail
Forecasting Future Food Experiences
This public event kicks off our 2016 research workshop to forecast the design tools, choices, and principles for transforming food experiences in the 21st century. The following day, October 13, we will host a cross-industry workshop for our Food Futures Lab members for a deep dive into our new research and toolkit. For more information about the workshop and becoming a Food Futures Lab member, contact Dawn Alva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited. Secure your spot today! No tickets will be available at the door.
About the Organizers
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy is an artist-led think tank launched in 2010 that examines the biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems. Their mission is to, map food controversies, prototype alternative culinary futures and imagine a more just, biodiverse & beautiful food system. They have documented organisms and environments manipulated by human food cultures in Asia, Europe and North America, collaborating with scientists, chefs, hackers and farmers. The Center's work has been published in WIRED, We Make Money Not Art, Science, Nature and Gastronomica and exhibited at the World Health Organization, Kew Gardens, Science Gallery Dublin and others. Follow the Center for Genomic Gastronomy on Twitter: @centgg.
The Institute for the Future
The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group celebrating 48 years of forecasting experience. The core of our work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace. We provide insights into business strategy, design process, innovation, and social dilemmas. Our research generates the foresight needed to create insights that lead to action and spans a broad territory of deeply transformative trends, from health and well-being to food, technology, the workplace, and human identity. IFTF is based in Palo Alto, California.
The IFTF Food Futures Lab
IFTF’s Food Futures Lab identifies and catalyzes the world-changing innovations that have the potential to reinvent our global food systems. We use a suite of methodologies to systematically envision future possibilities, and draw insights to drive action today. We align the minds, innovations, and resources shaping the future of food with a long-term perspective. The Food Futures Lab challenges assumptions and reveals new opportunities to make a resilient, equitable, and delicious future of food.