The DIFD creates a global platform
for designers working with food

"Virtual Dinner Party" by Neeraja Dhorde



Interview - Israel

Evolving In Vitro

The potential of the cultured meat industry is huge in that it has the potential to solve many of the ethical and environmental issues around farming animals for mass-consumption, but first of all we have to learn to accept it. Yuval Yancovitch is a recent industrial design graduate from the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. For her final project, she designed four new lab-grown animal proteins. The DIFD asked her to tell us more about her project.


Interview - London, UK

Virtual Dinner Party

The graphic and communication designer Neeraja Dhorde hails from a rural area in the Maharashtra province in India. Through design thinking and research, her cross-cultural investigations between farm and table take us on journeys from the past into the future that she hopes will bind communities together in the process.


Exhibition - Dresden, Germany

Future Food

Unable to visit in person, our Germany correspondent Inés Lauber talked online to the curator Viktoria Krason from the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden, about her current exhibition “Future Food. What will we eat tomorrow?”. This broad-ranging show considers how we can adapt to feed a global population under climate change; addresses appalling inequalities behind trade practices; looks at how choice can leave a bad taste in the mouth and puts interesting future food scenarios on the table.


Correspondent interview Projects - Scotland


The DIFD interviewed our Scotland correspondent Steph Marsden about how she used her lockdown time to expand on a project about individual eating, with your computer. Autodîneur is a computer-generated guide to an exploratory eating experience. Each time you visit you receive a new set of instructions to follow for a new kind of meal. The instructions help you use all your faculties to get messily in touch with your food.


Awards - Eindhoven

The Winner of the Future Food Design Awards

With a clear design backed up by thorough research, Adelaide Tam is the winner of this year’s Future Food Design Awards. Her project 0.9 Grams of Brass takes the only piece that is left over from the slaughter of a cow, the cartridge of the stun gun, and turns it into a mundane object, a paperclip. This paperclip costs exactly the same as the cartridge and leaves us wandering, what is the value of life within the meat industry? With her design she won the audience award, as well as the jury prize.


Projects - Eindhoven

The Food & Design Manifesto Event

The Food & Design Manifesto of The DIFD will kick-off at this year's Dutch Design Week. Make sure you are there to explore the question of “what design can do for food” together with us.