Food by Design: Sustaining the Future

January 21, 2017 – May 7, 2017 

ATLANTA – November 8, 2016 – Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) tastefully announces the upcoming exhibition Food by Design: Sustaining the Future.

 Designing the Future of Food | January 21, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Our current conventional food systems — including farming, food production, presentation, delivery and disposal — were shaped by the advent of industrialized agriculture, increases in consumer wealth and mobility and the rise of robust global trade mechanisms after World War II.

Today, a growing number of designers, scientists, policy makers, engineers, farmers, grocers, innovators, foodies and health care professionals argue that our industrial, global food system is not ecologically, socially or economically sustainable. These industry innovators are actively working to address the redesign our food system in order to address environmental, health, and equity challenges. Creating sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and efficient systems to produce enough healthy food for the world presents a wide variety of design challenges.

Curated by MODA, Food by Design: Sustaining the Future will survey a wide range of the innovative ideas being prototyped, tested and implemented in the effort to provide delicious, nutritious food to all. It will highlight work being done in Atlanta and beyond and will engage with the city’s rich foodie culture, looking at cutting-edge developments in food production and asking:

  • How the farm of the future operates?

  • How worldwide food distribution can be made more equitable?

  • How we might design systems that induce consumers to privilege healthy food choices, and other important questions.

About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

MODA believes that design is a creative process that can solve problems, transform lives, and make the world a better place. The museum’s exhibitions and programs exemplify this belief. Located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.  MODA advances the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages. MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more.  The museum also offers an extensive range of adult programs, as well as educational programs and camps for children. For more information, visit: or call 404-979-6455.


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