Food Futures

Food Futures

What does the future of food look like? In order to find out, we enlisted the Corbin Hill Food Project to help us speculate on the idea during a tailored workshop. The team included Yuxin Cheng, Jonas Voight, Megan Wiley, Mariana Gonzalez Ruiz Velasco, and myself. 

Role: Co-designer, co-facilitator || Tags: Workshop design, facilitation

 

Workshop design

Our brief was to create a workshop for an outside community organization to encourage and inspire community members’ voices and encourage them to think about their work on a larger, longer scale. We 

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Partnering with local organization

We had the privilege to work with the Corbin Hill Food Project, a mixed model nonprofit / social enterprise that works to supply fresh, local food to those that need it most through its Farm Share and institutional programs. For them we developed an imaginary institute named “The Foodure Institute,” a play on "food" and "future" to mirror their focus and frame the workshop. 

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workshop Facilitation

The group visited Corbin Hill in their offices and ran an hour long workshop exploring the topics of food communities, technology, and agriculture in the future. During the workshop, the participants were divided into groups, picked a signal, brainstormed potential futures using a futures wheel, and created dioramas depicting one of these options. 

*Video by Jonas Voight. Branding by Yuxin Cheng.