WE INTERVIEWED SARA ROVERSI, FOUNDER OF FUTURE FOOD, WHO TOLD US A BIT ABOUT THE PAVILION DEDICATED TO FOOD MAKERS AT #MFR17 THAT SHE IS CURATING. JOIN US ON A JOURNEY ACROSS THE GLOBAL FOOD CHAIN!
Q. Hi Sara! What does the Maker Faire mean to you?
A. Maker Faire is one of the most significant events of the year for the global Food Maker community. It’s a celebration, and in the course of the event it really turns into a home where all of these incredible innovators come together to connect and reconnect. It’s wonderful that it happens in Italy, a country that, when you talk about food, people take it very seriously! Our team is really an all star list of Food Makers from around the world. We’ll have Chiara Cecchini with us, the editor of Edible Innovation from Make Magazine and Project Manager of the Food hall of two of the most important maker faires in the world: the World Maker Faire in New York, and the Maker Faire Bay Area in California.
Also joining us is Chloe Rutzerfeld, a gifted young entrepreneur, food designer and Maker pioneer who used her skills and imagination to realize Edible Growth, a sphere for cultivating mushrooms that is 3D printed and made from earth and compost. This remarkable invention and the mind behind it have toured the world! The Netherlands has a real wealth of ideas and innovations in the AgriFood sector and this year Marie Kaye will be showcasing her project SAM, a machine that uses AI software to produce and serve a soda made from Kefir. She’ll also soon be making Kombucha with SAM, so we can’t wait to see her.
We’ve previously spoken in articles about Stephen Ritz, who is a veritable rock star in the United States (and beyond) thanks to the incredible success of his project, Green Bronx Machine. Stephen has been famously captured alongside Michelle Obama, as they share a passion to combat child obesity and promote healthy, clean food for everyone. Think about this: with his students in the Bronx, an area infamous for being one of the most difficult in all of New York state, he’s cultivated more than 18,000 kilos of fruits and vegetables! More importantly, he’s taught thousands of children and their families to grow food, and about what it means to eat real, healthy food. After having hosted him at the Food Makers pavillion in New York, we’re delighted that he accepted our invitation to come to Maker Faire Rome 2017.
Along with these amazing individuals, there will be many more friends coming to join us for three days of hacking, experimenting, and sharing our passion for DIY food projects.
Q. In the last edition of Future Food you showcased a bit of everything, from astronaut food to algae burgers to 3D printed cocktails. What can we expect this year?
A. This year we want to take a journey across the global food chain centered around what it means to be a “Food Maker”. Food Makers are important actors throughout the entire alimentary cycle and they take an incredibly proactive role in cultivating, producing, exchanging, consuming, and recycling food. It is through their actions and their choices, however small, that we will see a real impact on the entire community. The exhibit hall will thus be filled with installations, demonstrations, workshops, and talks designed to create an environment that really transports visitors to the different points of the global food chain. People will not only get a sense of the present, but they will be able to see what the future holds. We want this to be a sensory experience for all ages, where everyone feels welcome and engaged. In addition, after the success of last year’s Maker Faire, we will also be holding a kids lab that will be run by Future Food’s own Beatriz Jacoste.
Read the complete article on the official website of Maker Faire Rome following THIS LINK.
Maker Faire Rome is around the corner. Stay tuned!