Zero Hunger, Zero Power | Dutch Design Week Exhibition

Following the affiliated session which took place during the UN Food Systems Pre Summit in July, the Transforming Food Systems by Design project was exhibited during Dutch Design Week between 16-24 October.

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Photos by Max Kneefel


Zero Hunger, Zero Power

Exhibited under the title: Zero Hunger, Zero Power, the project considers that it is not for a lack of global food production that people go hungry every day. Historical and contemporary geopolitical and economic factors result in manufactured surpluses and scarcities. Rather than rushing to sustain this system by designing ways to farm or produce even more food that doesn’t reach hungry people, what if design analyses the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger as a question of power and access? How can design practices using image analysis, data science, investigative reporting, speculative fictioning, social media, archiving and eating invite a different understanding and negotiation of complex systems? 

The 11 pieces of design work presented at the exhibition were a selection of the projects developed by Design Academy Masters students earlier this year, in collaboration with the Netherlands Food Partnership and MANN Design. A digital publication featuring all of the students work can be downloaded below:

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