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Generous Food Futures

Saturday 15 October, 1 pm – 6 pm, free event.

The day event was a chance for local people to come along to explore food systems, hear from local food producers and activities, as well as imagine how we can creatively use technology to build generous neighbourhoods and cities.

For starters, we were joined by Bristol + Bath Creative R + D to explore a fusion of thoughts, feedback, and ideas around connecting as a community to bring about sustainable futures.

For mains, the day included guest speakers, conversations and experimentation to help us explore how a generous city can be developed through thinking about food.

For dessert, we shared a banquet created by a local chef, ideas from the day will be digested into an experiment or mini prototype, which uses technology to implement a generous food system.

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The blog write up of the day from Bristol + Bath Creative.

Guest speakers for the day included:

Katy Connor

Katy Connor is an artist working with plants and technologies. Her work asks questions about how we live and engage with plants now, and how we might develop systems for growing the future.

Annabel Hosford

Annabel founded Bountiful Bristol, a citywide project connecting up allotments with community food initiatives, starting with Brislington.

Antony Potts

Flushrooms the mushroom farm at St Anne’s House founder Antony Potts will be joining the group for the day, to share his mushroom production and the journey on building a mushroom business in the glorious city of Bristol.

Jasmine Creusson

We will be catered by Jasmine, a visual artist and chef. Jasmine creates food that has a story, using all senses through their ambient works with food, film, audio and life performance.

Bristol + Bath Creative R + D 

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a £6.8 million collaboration to take the Bristol and Bath cluster to the next level by forging connections, sharing knowledge and creating new opportunities.

We offer a suite of support to the region’s businesses, creatives, artists and thinkers to experiment with new and emerging technologies, conduct research, and develop prototype products and experiences to share with the public. We are contributing to the development of Bristol and Bath’s thriving creative economy by supporting a socially responsible environment for innovation that is inclusive and sustainable, which puts people first, and is underpinned by careful research. Our team is drawn from UWE Bristol, Bath University, Bath Spa, Bristol University, and Watershed. We take an investigative look at the future of networks, ecologies, collaborations and research. – Bristol + Bath Creative R + D.

Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy.

In partnership with Bristol + Bath Creative R + D