‘6.7 Million Tonnes: We’ve Bin Through A Lot’ by Faustine Pallez-Beauchamp, Pauline Tristani, Andrea Arteaga Ruiz, Weiqi Li, Yijie Cai, Vikas Garg and Sih-Ting Lin. “We discovered a whole world of food waste through curating this exhibition.” Faustine Pallez-Beauchamp is from France, doing an Erasmus year in the Curating Masters at the University of Essex.Continue reading “Curating household food waste”
‘We must face the problem of waste – we can no longer ignore what happens to things when we get rid of them. Instead of thinking of objects as things that have an end life, they can have many lives. This is not just an exhibition it is a campaign, and we all have anContinue reading “Can design save us from the Waste Age?”
Can food waste be beautiful? This question was posed by a Your Story contributor and inspired the first blog on ‘Food waste as art’ back in September, where I explored how artists have captured the morbidly fascinating process of decay. It turns out that creating art from food waste is not a rare phenomenon, andContinue reading “Food waste as art: Part 2”
How can presenting mouldy food as art help us face our waste?
Between May and October last year (2019) the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (V&A) held an exhibition called FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. As well as featuring sections around farming, trading and eating, the exhibition magically included the most interesting food waste showcase I’ve ever seen. I went to the exhibit with a myContinue reading “Food waste wonders at the V&A”