Swissnex in Brazil joins forces with LASERZURICH to explore the future of food from an art and science perspective. We will discuss the question of how to reconcile a fourth industrial revolution with how consumers will eat in the future.

Food 4.0. The Future of Food?

In the next LASERZURICH EVENT two artists, two scientists and one curator participate in a discussion about the future of food for consumers concerning a possible fourth industrial revolution. This panel presents a critical trans-discourse presentation and discussion about sustainable agriculture and explores issues like cultural exchange and food production, new approaches to protein, plant cell cultures, alternatives like algae, and genetic editing or New Breeding Plant Techniques. The discussion traces the effects of Food 4.0 on biodiversity; sustainability; nutrition; the condition of our microbiome and our soil; climate adaptation and food sovereignty solutions.


Margaux Schwab, Founder & Director Food Culture Days

Maya Minder, Artist and independent lecturer in fermentation

Joseph Dumpler, Postdoctoral associate in the Sustainable Food Processing Group at ETH Zurich

Malin Borg, CEO at Swissnex Brazil

Angelika Hilbeck, Senior Scientist at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

Jill Scott: Artist, teacher and context provider

The Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER) offers an international platform for the discussion of paradigmatic shifts within the scientific research, the implementation of new technologies and the ongoing development of artistic research.
This Laserzurich is a collaboration between Swissnex Brazil, Life Science Zurich and the WWF Zurich. See these sites for more information and registration.

The event takes place online and offline simultaneously. To participate in-person, please send an email to [email protected]. To participate online, click ‘register here’ above.