The United Nations estimates 1/3 of the world’s food production is wasted. By the year 2030, the UN aims to reduce this by half. This sustainable development goal is aimed at nations such as Canada who are top offenders including at the household and consumer level.
This project uses the speculative practices in art and design to create interventions into our daily practices of wasting foods and food materials. Speculative art aims to provoke, pose questions and inspire future directions that represent unrealities, fictions or subversions of reality. Several interactive workshops, presentations and my own creative practice have developed the work on Encounter 2030. The workshops involve waste tastings, unmaking or breaking down food materials, and remaking the waste using a variety of simple art practices such as vegetable prints or collage with the food waste. The work has been presented in Canada and internationally over the last few years.