The second winner of the Future Food Design Awards in 2018 was Adelaide Tam (who also won both the jury and audience award). She sees herself as a mediator between food and design. With her project ‘0.9 Grams of Brass’ she aims to make the consumer aware of the value of our food and the life of an animal. Her project takes the only piece that is left over from the slaughter of a cow, the cartridge of a stun gun, and turns it into a mundane object, a paperclip – view the video here. This paperclip costs exactly the same as the cartridge and leaves us wondering, what is the value of life within the meat industry?
Totomoxtle is a project inspired by the relationship of Mexico with its maize by creating a surfacing material from naturally coloured, native corn husks. The process is simple, the husks are flattened and glued onto veneer or MDF which can be sawed and lasercut to create tiles or marquetry for interiors and furniture.
Apart from creating a sustainable material, the project also aims to raise awareness about the uncertain future of heirloom maize and the people that harvest it using traditional methods in an increasingly globalised world. Read more about Totomoxtle.
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