The Future Of Food [Melbourne]
The Future Of Food [Melbourne]

Event Information


Wednesday May 24, 2023
6:30 PM


NGV International

Auslan Interpreter/s

Cindi Boychuk & Charlie Webb

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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This program is fully booked. To be added to the waitlist, please email with your full name, contact number and quantity of tickets and you will be contacted if tickets become available. 

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.

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.


Joost Bakker is a discipline-crossing creative and visionary. Highly regarded for his distinctive aesthetic and design ingenuity, Joost has been commissioned to create large scale public installations, vertical gardens, event spaces and hospitality interiors throughout Australia. He is the creator of the Greenhouse by Joost, Brothl, Australia’s first fire resistant straw bale home, Future Food System and a multitude of associated concepts, products and venues. Driven by making a difference to the world – Joost’s innovations in building materials, waste-treatment and nutrition are attracting global interest. Living in a time where there are many challenges and uncertainties regarding resources and the state of the environment, more and more people are welcoming such new ideas and thinking.

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.

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