Joost Bakker Keynote: Design the World You Want Past Event

Presented by Fed Square
Greenhouse by Joost Bakker

Fed Square in partnership with Melbourne Design Week, are delighted to invite you to a unique In Conversation event with Joost Bakker and Jo Barrett.

The in-conversation (moderated by Ewan McEoin) will cover topics that will help you to “Design the world you want”.

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.

Joost Bakker

Designer, Greehouse by Joost and futurefoodsystem

Jo Barrett

Chef, Greehouse by Joost and futurefoodsystem

Ewan McEoin

The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria

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Wed 24 Mar 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Federation Square, Melbourne VIC, Australia


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