“All my designs end up in the toilet” declares Marije Vogelzang who has been attributed to defining a whole new discipline of ‘eating-design’ through her performances, experiences, curation and objects. Driven by the multi-various issues surrounding the vast topic of ‘food’ - from food shortages to waste, allergies and obesity, Marije’s urgent mission is for designers to find solutions to these problems, and not to rely on industry to come to the rescue. Her provocative, critical design-for-debate generates the kind of ideas you can’t ‘unsee’ or ‘untaste’.
At the V&A Future Series, Marije will be discussing how breakthrough's in synthetic biology may pave the way for new delicious, edible, cruelty-free organisms. Think animals that come naturally 'smoked' season by ingesting volcano ash and the arrival of 'plant bones' on the menu. How can design shift perception of what we already have, instead of generating more stuff unnecessarily?