From the organizers:
As food becomes an ever-increasing issue of global concern, topic of pop-culture and indicator of social class and cache, designing multi-sensorial experiences exploring food advances public conversation and encourages new pathways to learning. Consider a new supermarket designed with the future of food in mind, an exhibition designed to teach the rich history of Chinese American cuisine, innovative ways restaurants are using design and technology to offer new eating experiences, and an in-depth editorial platform about designing the future of food.
Interested in the future of design? Join us and learn about multi-sensorial design and food as a medium from thought leaders in the food and design worlds.
Moderator L’Rai Arthur Mensah of Local Projects, the experience design studio behind the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, will lead a conversation about the future of design and food as a medium. Panelists include Catherine Piccoli, Curator at the Museum of Food and Drink, a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell; Mike Lee, Founder of The Future Market, a futurist food lab that explores the impact of food systems transformation on the food we eat over the next 10-50 years; Naz Riahi, Founder and Editor-in-chief of Thisisbitten.com, a series of events looking at food through the lens of technology, trends, and creativity; and LinYee Yuan, Founder and Editor of MOLD, an editorial platform producing in-depth, original reporting and a distinct vision for how design can transform our food futures.
Our panelists will showcase a variety of projects they’ve created that look beyond sight and touch to include taste and smell. From there, we’ll engage our audience in an open discussion about the exciting opportunities and challenges of this burgeoning market.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and our panel kicks off at 6:30 PM. Looking forward to seeing you there!