Food environments are the places we live our daily lives in and which indirectly influence strongly what we eat.

– Food environments include the physical, built environment – e.g. the school campuses, shopping streets, workplaces, supermarkets and our homes. The availability of food, the marketing for food, but also the atmosphere in which we live strongly influence our food selection.
– Food environments also include the digital environments in which we spend an increasing amount of our time, and which increasingly mixes with our physical environments, e.g. though augmented realities. Marketing today happens mostly in the digital sphere, and with food deliveries the barrier between the digital world and our food consumption shrinks considerably.
– Food environments also describe the social environments in which we move, the values, political attitudes and behavior of our peers and the cultural sphere.. Who makes the food choices in our families, in our shared flats, in public canteens or hospitals? What defines our food cultures? What defines what is normal and what breaks the norms

Nutrilite Scientists - Carl Warner
Nutrilite Scientists – Carl Warner

Public and private spaces are seldomly designed under the consideration of their effects on human food choices. We want to think explicitly about this aspect. How can we design inclusive food environments in a way that makes us more aware of food consumption, that meets the needs of all people, that promotes food culture, and that leads to a more sustainable food consumption?

This online-workshop will investigate the potential of inclusive and sustainable food environments. We want to bring artists and designers together with food system experts from science. The aim is to highlight innovative and out-of-the-box ideas and communicate them to the general public using artistic approaches. Creative ideas can reach from questions of urban planning, architecture, sociology to the design of digital and social spaces. Our workshop will result in concrete products, that will be developed during the overall duration of it. They can include installations, experiments, apps, videos or other media.

by Keiichi Matsuda |  more at

Let’s create food environments!

Friday 8.10.2021

17:00 > 18:30
kickoff presentation

18:30 > 20:00
socializing evening / party / meetup

Saturday 9.10.2021

10:00 > 13:00
content lectures

14:30 > 15:00
guest lecture

15:00 > 16:00

Sunday und 10.10.2021

10:00 > 13:00
artistic & technical lecture

14:30 > 15:00
guest lecture

15:00 > 16:00

Ideation week > Preparation of presentation
Monday 11.10 > Friday 15.10.2021
with morning calls consultation on Wednesday

Saturday 16.10.2021

14:00 > 16:00
Presentation of ideas

16:30 – 18:30 
selection process

Sunday 17.10.2021

10:00 > 13:00
Ideation phase in small groups

prototyping week
Monday 18.10 > Friday 22.10.2021
with morning calls and consultation on Wednesday

Saturday 23.10.2021
11:00 > 13:00
presentation of prototype

14:30 > 15:00
5 minutes presentation guest feedback

15:30 > 17:00
production concept in team consultation

production week
Monday 25.10 > Thursday 28.10.2021
with morning call Wednesday

Friday 29.10.2021
18:00 > 21:00
Finalisation and publication

Sunday 31.10.2021
18:00 > 21:00
Exhibition Opening Livestream Presentations