Our Future on a Plate at Somerset House

Hi Everyone!

We just wanted to share some great news....we have our very first exhibition on at Somerset House as part of Utopia Lab!

If you have time over the next couple of weeks we would love you to pop down and explore the sustainability of our current much loved Full English Breakfast, what choices can we make now and what might the future look like in our search for food utopia...

 

Future Farm Lab: Our Future on a Plate at Somerset House

Somerset House: East Wing, Utopia Lab

20th August - 2nd September

 

The Full English Breakfast, containing ingredients from many of the major food groups, is a great place to start our food utopia journey.  When we think of food utopia, we picture a system distinct from our current method of exhausting the soil and her nutrients through intensive farming and petrochemicals. True food utopia involves food production within our means, and a deeper connection to the food and its origin.  In this series we look at possible sustainable food futures through food photography by exploring how we could replace the components of a Full English Breakfast. All of the aspects of a Full English are static throughout the year - not changing with the seasons or gradual climate adaptations. If we were to incorporate these simple factors into what we ate, we could see a food system that aligns much more closely with the environment in which it’s grown. We at Future Farm Lab look to revolutionise the food system by putting farmers at the centre of the food chain - through connecting them with retailers, consumers and technology. Considering farming practises at the heart of what we eat will tie us intrinsically to more seasonal ingredients that work with the land rather than against it, and are healthier for us and our society as a result. Credits: Photography by Joe Sarah Photography ¦ @joesarahphoto Curated by Future Farm Lab ¦ @futurefarmlab Abi Aspen Glencross, Phoebe Tickell, Sophie Perry Food Stylist: Myles Williamson Prop Stylist: Freya Cardiff Graphic Design: Tom Groves Special thanks: Jamie and Michael at May Studio ¦ King’s College Cultural Institute ¦ Somerset House ¦ New Harvest ¦ ESRC ¦ All the suppliers For more info check out: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/Cultural/whatson/eventrecords/160701-Paths-to-Utopia.aspx

The Full English Breakfast, containing ingredients from many of the major food groups, is a great place to start our food utopia journey. 

When we think of food utopia, we picture a system distinct from our current method of exhausting the soil and her nutrients through intensive farming and petrochemicals. True food utopia involves food production within our means, and a deeper connection to the food and its origin. 

In this series we look at possible sustainable food futures through food photography by exploring how we could replace the components of a Full English Breakfast. All of the aspects of a Full English are static throughout the year - not changing with the seasons or gradual climate adaptations. If we were to incorporate these simple factors into what we ate, we could see a food system that aligns much more closely with the environment in which it’s grown.

We at Future Farm Lab look to revolutionise the food system by putting farmers at the centre of the food chain - through connecting them with retailers, consumers and technology. Considering farming practises at the heart of what we eat will tie us intrinsically to more seasonal ingredients that work with the land rather than against it, and are healthier for us and our society as a result.

Credits:
Photography by Joe Sarah Photography ¦ @joesarahphoto
Curated by Future Farm Lab ¦ @futurefarmlab
Abi Aspen Glencross, Phoebe Tickell, Sophie Perry
Food Stylist: Myles Williamson
Prop Stylist: Freya Cardiff
Graphic Design: Tom Groves

Special thanks:
Jamie and Michael at May Studio ¦ King’s College Cultural Institute ¦ Somerset House ¦ New Harvest ¦ ESRC ¦ All the suppliers

For more info check out: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/Cultural/whatson/eventrecords/160701-Paths-to-Utopia.aspx

Abi Aspen Glencross