This project will make visible fault lines in the processes that enable and constrain the way we produce, market, consume, and dispose of food in Australia today.
These include the unfinished business of Indigenous recognition, land ownership, management and harvesting of natural resources; technological transformations in production processes; tensions between cities and the regions; economic dependencies on global trade; the marketisation of water; and unprecedented threats of climate change. It is rare for these issues to be treated as integrated parts of a system that is understood as human made and driven, and equally able to be positively intervened in by human action.
IPCS seeks to stimulate vigorous public debate leading to significant change in the way our food system operates. We will help foster a new public imagination to transcend the current political impasses over relations between cities and regions. We will work intensively and respectfully across fields of scholarship, grounded expertise, invested communities and larger publics, building a people’s movement for change at a time when such change is urgently needed.
The Future of Food project is supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and private donations.