Biennal of design BIO25 - Faraway So Close curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan
25 May-29 November 2017
MAO - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project by mischer’traxler studio and Giulia Soldati
Part of the project 'Humans as temporary visitors in the constructed countryside' by the group of the episode Countryside Reloaded mentored by mischer'traxler studio.
Episode location: Genterovci (Lendava), Slovenia
For the project Food Fields, data about food production
and land use are transformed into three-dimensional
Colorful elements show on a real scale how
much land is needed per person per year to produce
enough food, or they show the amount of land and water
used to create specific meals.
The biggest field reveals
how the energy that is put into the production of wheat
is distributed between factors such as fuel, machinery,
and pesticides, and leaves us with the shocking
understanding that just 0.03% comes from human
labor, whereas 47.2% of energy is needed for fertilizers.
The real scale of these creations helps people relate to
the actual figures in a very direct way and thus creates
awareness about how much we all need the countryside
and its agricultural output.