“Cooking is planetary, even cosmic.” And so the introduction to Black Almanac, a speculative website detailing an array of possibilities for reimagining planetary food systems over the course of the next three decades, begins.

Engaging with planetary-scale phenomena can be challenging. Between mass extinction, global warming, mass migration, and global pandemics the many complications of human-induced climate change are as frightening as they are unfathomable for many people. Yet the urgency with which people must find ways of coping and ideally mitigating the ongoing impact of these occurrences can hardly be overstated, and in order to think about and discuss these planet problems, finding channels of accessibility is required. For Andrea Provenzano, Philip Maughan and Nikolai Medvedenko’s project Black Almanac, that channel is food.
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