Design the World You Want with Joost Bakker and Jo Barrett [Melbourne]
Wednesday March 24, 2021 - 6:00 PM
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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About the Show
Design the World You Want with Joost Bakker and Jo Barrett
Presented by Fed Square in partnership with Melbourne Design Week and futurefoodsystem.
Wednesday, 24 March | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Imagine a building that grows food. Now imagine millions of buildings that grow food. futurefoodsystem – Joost Bakker’s living eco-experiment currently at Fed Square – shows that our urban environment can be fertile ground. Technology can be adopted that allows for closed loop systems to exist: what society today calls ‘waste’ becomes a valuable resource, like energy and nutrients, that nourishes urban crops, insects, diverse aquaponics systems – then ultimately us.
By celebrating foods that can be grown in this system and adopting this idea on a large scale we can radically change our destructive food systems – encouraging and supporting regenerative agriculture, agro-forestry, rewilding and protecting our remaining wilderness.