Suche nach neuen Nahrungsquellen in anthropozänen Landschaften / searching for new food sources in anthropocenic landscapes

Elena Bangel

Februar / February - 2022

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Bachelor of Arts


There are approximately 30,000 potentially edible crops on Earth, yet only 9 crops account for 66% of our harvests. At the same time, agribusiness and our current food production are among the main contributors to climate change. "Newtrition" looks at multiple problems that affect food production: monocultural farming, climatic changes, intensive land use, etc. and searches for alternatives. What edible plants that we do not know today can exist in the future? In form of a staged buffet, the project presents particularly resistant plants and transforms them into dishes. The unusual dishes provide an incentive for discussion about alternative foods. The other components of the staging, the film and the buffet table, visualize the context of expected changes due to climate change and anthropogenic changes in our environment.