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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum will be closed until further notice. We will keep you informed about further developments on our website and our social media channels.Schließen
Curator and Project Manager: Viktoria Krason
Design: Groenlandbasel Architektur und Ausstellungen
Food is essential to human life, but it represents far more than just nourishment. Food brings people together and is associated with happiness and enjoyment, identity and culture. And as private and mundane as it may be, ‘food’ can also be politically explosive. Indeed, through our food, we participate in a nutrition system that feeds people in many regions of the world. By the same token, we also impose a burden on our environment, our health and social peace around the world. It is also a system that fails to reach some 800 million people worldwide, who simply go hungry.What are the causes of such grievances? At our exhibition you have the opportunity to find out more on the subject. But first and foremost we look at what can be done: thanks to new ideas and methods, changes in policy, but in our own eating habits. After all, the future of food is inseparable from the future of life itself.
Kosuke Araki, Christian Cordes, Markéta Dolejšová, Wojtek Doroszuk, Ute Freitag, Kasia Fudakowski, Zuzana Gombošová, Andreas Greiner, Jinhyun Jeon, NEFF & Reiko Kaneko, Marissa Keating, Ana Lira, Julian Lechner, Laura López, Izumi Miyazaki, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Neozoon, Ingrid Pollard, Stephanie De Rouge, Giulia Soldati, Carolin Schulze, Silvio Tinello, Taryn Simon, Michael Zee
Christiane Grefe (Recherche), Blanka Stolz (Text), 2019
In July 2018 the European Court of Justice ruled that genome editing must be labeled as genetic engineering and the cultivation of the plants bred using it must be regulated in the same way as existing genetic technologies. Yet the debate about its application and approval continues. The viewpoints gathered here have been compiled from interviews, articles and press releases. They are representative of the main arguments of different societal groups favoring or opposing CRISPR.
The exhibition section is funded by
Nutrition has become a highly competitive sector. Countless decisions need to be made and then justified and defended against the opinions and actions of others. By what criteria should I choose my food? And what does it signify for me and for others? Why is it that, when it comes to the food I put in my shopping trolley, there is often such a discrepancy between what I would like and the reality of it? In those regions of the world where most people have enough to eat, nutrition choices become nutrition styles. Their spectrum ranges from lifestyles and digital eating habits to campaigns that advocate animal welfare and climate protection through food choices. So, are we able to shape tomorrow’s world by the foods we choose today?
A ‘big meal’, feast or banquet creates a bond between people. The fact of ‘sitting down together at the same table’ is also an opportunity to exchange and weigh up different opinions. And there are few topics where this is as necessary as it is for food and shared meals, which play an important role both individually and socially. Should food production technology and sustainability go hand in hand in the future? Will food that is produced in a way that is animal-friendly and ecologically sustainable one day be affordable to everyone? The banquet feast to which you are all invited cannot be eaten. But it does illustrate the connections and contradictions of the visions of food currently under discussion for tomorrow’s world. So what future would be palatable to you?
This measure is co-financed from public funds based on the budget drawn up by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.
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