Explore how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, the exhibiton poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.
The exhibition falls at a pivotal time where food and our relationship to it are topics of increasing global interest and debate. Featuring over 70 contemporary projects, new commissions and creative collaborations by artists and designers working with chefs, farmers, scientists and local communities, it will be split into four sections: ‘Compost’, ‘Farming’, ‘Trading’ and ‘Eating’.
Taking a fresh, experimental and often provocative perspective, projects will present ideas and alternative food futures from gastronomic experiments to creative interventions in farming, with several exhibits physically growing in the gallery space.
The exhibition draws on the V&A’s close links with food, including 30 historic objects from the V&A collections – influential early food adverts, illustrations and ceramics – providing further context.