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futurefoodsystem

Exhibitions + Showcases
Exhibitions + Showcases

Dates

1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022
Daily
24 Hours

“The way we grow, harvest, transport, sell and eat our food is the most destructive human activity on the planet” – Joost Bakker

Imagine solving the world’s biggest problem’s by simply changing the way we live. futurefoodsystem is attempting just that.

Joost Bakker’s living, no-waste eco-house is situated smack bang in the middle of Fed Square’s River Terrace, complete with aquaponics, solar power, micro-farms, a charcoal tank and rooftop garden.

From February until November, 2021, futurefoodsystem was home to celeb foodies Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, who spent their days harvesting, cooking and eating the food this 100% sustainable modern urban farm produces – while all waste produced by the house is fed back into the house’s systems: a closed-loop.

Now, the house has a weekly special guest chef who Joost invites to the house to create a unique dish – all made from food produced at futurefoodsystem.

Intrigued? Well, there are a few ways that you can get up close and personal with futurefoodsystem including:

  • The interactive virtual tour
  • Joost Asks: The weekly Instagram takeover livestreams, where Joost interviews someone who has been instrumental to the design or construction of futurefoodsystem, including technology entrepreneurs and sustainability heroes. Every Wednesday at 12pm AEDT, and available in our story highlights on Instagram
  • The Green Chef: the weekly video series where Joost invites someone well-loved in Australian hospitality, including famous chefs and cooks, to create a recipe based on ingredients at futurefoodsystem. The videos will be released on YouTube and via our website every Monday, and the recipes published here on our website each week
  • You can check out the range of futurefoodsystem recipes you can try at home.

futurefoodsystem Live Stream with Joost

Watch the videos here! 

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The Residents

Award winning chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett will embark on a three month residence: growing, harvesting and cooking food sourced from inside the structure.

futurefoodsystem will host special guests, influencers, educators who will be encouraged to share their experience and learnings via social media.

The Ecosystem

futurefoodsystem is a self sustaining, closed loop, two-bedroom home that will shelter, feed and provide energy for its inhabitants.

The human driven system will mimic nature up-cycling what we currently regard as ‘waste’, in order to grow delicious, nutrient-dense produce.

The Concept

The concept has been designed to ensure all building processes and living systems are inclusive and openly available to the public:

  • Open source design
  • Building materials and manufacture
  • Community education

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For regular updates follow:

@joostbakker

@chefmattstone

@jobarrett

Find out more how it all works, and follow futurefoodsystem activities here.

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