Undergraduate thesis project, displayed at the NSCAD Design Grad Show (2017).
Speculating advances in biotechnology and food science, UnTill explores a circular economy taken to its extreme. This project imagines a future world in which food is never wasted, with scraps instead regrown in a regenerative machine. Access to fresh produce would become contingent on access to scraps, making food waste a new form of currency. The machine occupies a space between biology and technology, utopia and dystopia, asking us to question our relationship to tech and natural resources when faced with something as fundamental as nourishing our bodies.
Questioning systems of food, waste, and economics, UnTill is evidence of an alternate world made tangible within our existence, prompting viewers to ponder the larger implications of such a reality.