Global food practices are a long way departed from the bucolic romance of the family farm. Agriculture today is an enormous, industrialised and competitive machine. Humans have already cultivated most of Earth’s arable terrain and are pushing against the upper limits of freshwater consumption. As global populations swell and dietary standards improve, proceeding with current agricultural practices is no longer a viable option. Food 4.0 combines the globalised efficiency of modern food technology with the vernacular wisdom of Indigenous agriculture to offer an answer to the question “how will we feed 10 billion?”
Julia spent her four university years abstracting concepts of environmental, cultural and political justice, both inside and outside the studio. Her exploration crystalised a vehement message and a passion for advocacy that she plans to take wherever there is a disenfranchise voice, human or otherwise.