Monday | 8:30 – 11:30 AM | 045.01.005B
Wednesday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.005C
Ingrained within habits and behaviours of individuals, consumption has reached a critically dominant position in modern society. We are defined no longer by what we do, but rather, what we have and display (Humphrey, 2009). Waste has been culturally manifested as something totally out of sight and out of mind.
Every year, Australian households dispose of more than $5 billion worth of food (TAI, 2009), which is more than households spend on digital equipment and the government spends on running the Australian Army! In comparison, there are 20,000 times more tonnes of food waste is going into Australian landfill than plastic bags and when food rots it releases methane gas which is 25 times more potent than the CO2 produced by cars (War on Waste, 2018).
This studio will immerse you into the world of food waste, in all of its ways, shapes and forms in order for you to understand the problem and create viable solutions. You will explore a new ecological consciousness through a focused and extensive examination of the materiality of waste, by-products of waste and sources of waste. You will emerge with tactile solutions that address the social and cultural practices around food waste, as well as a deep knowledge of the ecological and behavioural issues involved in this systemic problem.