Food designer/artist

Would you like some more human?

 


Reykjavík / 2019
Project made within the MA design, Listaháskóli Íslands.

    
   
Deb[eat]e is an event-based platform designed to provoke debate on the future of our food. This event took place in a bankrupted supermarket during Hönnunar Mars, the Icelandic design festival and was part of the counter_point exhibition.
 
Our western food culture celebrates animal product. Cheese has its own plate, milk and egg are essential in dessert and meat is the centre piece surrounded by sauce and veggies.

Animal farming however has huge affects on our environment and is questionably ethical. An alternative to animal farming is cultured meat: a meat produced by in vitro cultivation of animal cells, instead of from slaughtered animals. Eating animal without killing them in other terms.

This technology inspired us, and we wondered if we could cultivate human cells thus creating cultured human meat. More than meat, our body also offers milk, blood, bacterias and yeast. Body substances are the centre piece of each of those recipies. We would like to invite our guests to consider the human body as a food source and to debate about the future of eating humans.

Bon apétit!


Mark