Join us to see some of IFTF's Artifacts From the Future of Food - visual imaginations of how products and environments could change.

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Date: Mon Feb 26, 2024

Time: 17:30:00 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Location: 2degrees Head Office, Fanshawe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand

Speculative Futures Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is thrilled to host Quinault Childs, Research Director of the Food Futures Lab at the Institute for the Future (IFTF) in Palo Alto, California. He focuses on exploring the intersection of food systems, society, and climate change, describing possible futures where all of those things look very different than they do today.

His work with the Food Futures Lab is a mix of projecting current-day data into the future, gathering insights from food systems leaders, and developing experiential, imaginative “edible futures” of food. Before IFTF, Quin was involved in launching startups in the food space, including a circular food waste company and the first zero-waste grocery store in Texas. He has a M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering, both from Tufts University in Massachusetts.

This session will be a chance to see some of IFTF's Artifacts From the Future of Food - visual imaginations of how products and environments could be change - as well as hear from Quinault about some of IFTF's latest research on the future of food systems.

Throughout the presentation, we'll run a forecasting exercise designed by Jane McGonigal, IFTF's director of games research, called 100 ways the future could be different. This deceptively simple, fun, and generative process is a great way to quickly develop a diverse set of unexpected future possibilities among a group.

Mark your calendar and join us at The Future of Food on Mon Feb 26, 2024 at 2degrees Head Office, Auckland. See you there!


In addition to general admission for waged and unwaged participants we are offering a buy one gift one option. Please take this option if:

a ) you would like the Speculative Futures team to gift a ticket to a community based organisation, or

b ) you would like to gift the ticket to a friend/colleague that might not otherwise think to attend (previous events have seen these tickets go to a local librarian, secondary school students, grandparents, a neighbour - use your imagination)!

Reach out to us if you have any questions: [email protected] .