The new exhibition of the Museum of Tomorrow

12.APR — 15.OCT

Presentation

“Food for Tomorrow – Feeding 10 Billion”, the newest temporary exhibition at the Museum of Tomorrow, raises a question that is vital to the next decades: how will we feed 10 billion people – the estimated world population in the 2050s – while ensuring diversified food production, respect for the environment and nutritional quality? As a huge part of the world population suffers from hunger, some other people are facing the problems that come with obesity. We have plenty of diversity, but in an agricultural system that is not sustainable. Plus, the demographic growth and the global warming are consequences of a scenery that is likely to intensify by the 2050s.

But there’s a silver lining: there are a lot of ongoing promising initiatives. Food for Tomorrow presents us with alternatives in search of more equality and positive results in preserving our biodiversity. They go from projects for sustainable cultivation of food in forests, deserts and tundra to the development of sensors to optimize the use of water in the crops and the popularization of less known edible vegetables.

You are our main guest on this trip to a land of new solutions.

Food at the Museum of Tomorrow

Taller El poder de las hierbas, con Madre Celina de Xangô
Fotografía: Guilherme Leporace

The foundation of human survival, food is an important theme for reflection at the Museum of Tomorrow, whether it’s in exhibitions, events or debates. In 2019, Food is one of the five thematic axes that guide all our programming. The others are Accessibility; the 50th anniversary of Mankind on the moon; 50 years of the Internet and ECO4, which will address four pillars of human coexistence (Ecology + Economy + Ecosophy + “Eco-fun”).

In 2018, Food was already a topic at the Museum: as one of the talks at the Platform Brazil of Tomorrow; at the exhibition Edible Future, opened in December; and in the debate cycle Food for Tomorrow, that originated a list of recipes to prevent food waste. Now, it’s all about food in our second great temporary exhibition developed by Content Management. “Food for tomorrow” takes a space of more than 600 square meters with interactive elements, video mapping, LED screens, backlights and designed spaces.

The Garden of Tomorrow is an additional initiative, executed by the museum in partnership with Carpe Projetos Socioambientais and Estúdio Nua. The garden will be home to various species and will host monthly workshops from April 2019 until February 2020 combining theory and practice to address topics such as soil preparation, planting, and species mapping, harvesting, and the medicinal and therapeutic uses of plants.

Areas

The culture of food

New agricultural frontiers

Technologies

Health and society

Food for tomorrow

The culture of food

Proust built one of the most classical literature scenes when he made a ‘madeleine’ (typical French little cake) act as a true portal back to the past of Marcel, the protagonist of “In Search of Lost Time”. The taste of the little cake dipped in tea takes the character (…)

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New agricultural frontiers

In the beginning we were nomads. Hunters and collectors, always in search of a possible place where to find food. Imagine how revolutionary it was to find out that the collected seeds could be sowed. Ten thousand years later, here we are. We are more than 7 billion people and (…)

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Technologies

When you think about agriculture, usually innovation and technology aren’t the first concepts that come to mind. But even if our imagery is used to associate laboratories, drones and artificial intelligence to urban life, the growing of food has always involved the use (…)

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Food for tomorrow

It’s the 2050s and we’ve just reached the, 10 billion people! How do you think food will be like in a little more the 30 years? In the best case scenario, we were capable of implementing the necessary measures to preserve our biodiversity, keep the vegetal cover and produce (…)

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Health and society

Nowadays, a great part of the population faces health problems related to food along with life, either because the food they have access to is insufficient, or for its low quality. The number of starving individuals has increased in the last years and, at the same time, the numbers (…)

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Access Health and society Food for tomorrow Technologies New agricultural frontiers The culture of food Proust built one of the most classical literature scenes when he made a ‘madeleine’ (typical French little cake) act as a true portal back to the past of Marcel, the protagonist of “In Search of Lost Time”. The taste of the little cake dipped in tea takes the character (…) Learn more The culture of food In the beginning we were nomads. Hunters and collectors, always in search of a possible place where to find food. Imagine how revolutionary it was to find out that the collected seeds could be sowed. Ten thousand years later, here we are. We are more than 7 billion people and (…) Learn more New agricultural frontiers When you think about agriculture, usually innovation and technology aren’t the first concepts that come to mind. But even if our imagery is used to associate laboratories, drones and artificial intelligence to urban life, the growing of food has always involved the use (…) Learn more Technologies It’s the 2050s and we’ve just reached the, 10 billion people! How do you think food will be like in a little more the 30 years? In the best case scenario, we were capable of implementing the necessary measures to preserve our biodiversity, keep the vegetal cover and produce (…) Learn more Food for tomorrow Nowadays, a great part of the population faces health problems related to food along with life, either because the food they have access to is insufficient, or for its low quality. The number of starving individuals has increased in the last years and, at the same time, the numbers (…) Learn more Health and society

Curatorship

Food for Tomorrow comes to the Museum of Tomorrow in April trying to answer an essential question for the next decades: how to feed a population of 10 billion people in a nutritive and sustainable way? Currently great part of the world population starves, while another faces obesity-related problems. Our agricultural model is not sustainable. And the demographic growth and global warming promise to worsen the situation.

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Events

Global obesity epidemic

15.MAY - OBSERVATÓRIO DO AMANHÃ

Obesity spreads and became one of the biggest health problems of populations. In Brazil alone it affects 33 million people. What boosts this global epidemic? Carlos Augusto Monteiro, USP (Sao Paulo University) professor, will help answer this question.

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Partners

Intensive production methods have reached their limits and what we eat is impacting on climate change, the environment and people’s health. Facing it, Carrefour is planting a powerful seed, breaking down old barriers that separated us from good food and seeking healthier and more sustainable practices for people and the planet.

Waste reduction, food security and sustainability are a few of the key pillars of fulfilling the food agenda for the years to come. IBM believes that access to information and transparency powered by technology can contribute to this fundamental journey. We believe that together we can contribute to overcoming the challenge of feeding the world in the future.

By participating in the Food for Tomorrow exhibition with photographs and videos from our collection, we seek to reaffirm the strength and transformative dimension of images, besides Agence France-Presse’s commitment to inclusiveness and cooperation.

Embrapa works by generating knowledge and technologies for the production of food, fiber and energy sources. Its mission is to seek solutions for food production without abandoning the sustainability of agriculture in favor of Brazilian society.

Promoting sustainable food systems means supporting small farmers, redistributing income, respecting nature and nourishing the world with healthy diets. Initiatives such as the Food for tomorrow exhibition will certainly help the planet to raise awareness of food.

Comida Invisível wants to bring to reality an essential right to life: putting food in everyone’s mouth and the reduction of waste. This is only possible with actions to change habits, involving education, awareness and technology, a tripod that generates results for us, for business and for the planet.

A Brazilian company that is a pioneer in the production and commercialization of vegetables, flowers, herbs and native trees seeds. For the past 63 years, we’ve been promoting healthy eating habits, the importance of gardening and the valuation of rural producers.

 

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Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* The box office closes at 5 p.m.

Museum of Tomorrow

Mauá Square, 1
Centro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

*Avoid going by car there is no parking at the Museum of Tomorrow.

The nearest subway station is Uruguaiana.

The nearest VLT station is Parada dos Museus.

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