Future of Food Melbourne Design Week 2023
Past Event

The Future of Food: Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series

National Gallery of Victoria and Telstra


Wed 24 May 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Booked Out


$80 Member / $85 Adult, booking fee $5.50


Great Hall
180 Saint Kilda Road, Southbank Victoria, Australia


Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Join other adventurous foodies for this participatory tasting of unique, speculative and thought-provoking food.

The Future of Food is a forecast of what will be on our plates in years to come. Stemming from Melbourne Design Week’s central theme of ‘design the world you want’, this event is an opportunity to explore how circular thinking, eco-innovation and food technology will shape our future palettes whilst providing potential solutions for the preservation of the environment.

From ground-breaking approaches to eco-farming, radically circular food waste innovation, to bug-laden proteins and artificial meats, the evening will be co-curated with eco-activist and entrepreneur Joost Bakker and will include a menu of tastings with matched drinks alongside thought-provoking conversations.

Meet Joost’s guests who are leading the way in reimagining food production, manufacturing and consumption. Discover what the food of the future might look (and taste) like, and what innovations are already underway that are transforming how and what we eat.


Joost Bakker has been called a visionary, disruptor, environmental activist and ahead of his time. Over the last 25 years Joost has highlighted the world’s wasteful ways using multiple platforms from art installations, floristry, design, architecture to bars and restaurants. Joost’s newest project Future Food System has set out to grow delicious, nourishing food using waste. He imagines a zero waste food ecosystem – an idea stolen from nature.

Ewan McEoin is the NGV’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture and editor of the Field Guides to Victorian, Tasmanian and New South Wales Produce. And the Field Guide to Australian Produce published by Thames and Hudson.

Please note the menu may include meat, dairy, seafood and experimental food products. Ingredients will be listed on the night to inform those with dietary considerations. Modifications will not be provided.

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