In order to feed ourselves, we cook the land, the oceans, and other creatures, and the earth in turn is cooking us. In 2050 there will be 9.7 billion people on earth. In order to feed them, the global food system will need to produce 70 per cent more food than it currently does, and must do so in a way that is equitable, nutritious, ecologically sustainable and carbon negative.

Named for the tradition of farmer’s almanacs that stretches back to the dawn of agriculture, and for the vast potential of the earth’s most fertile, synthetic soil, Black Almanac is a plan for 2050 that plots 30 fundamental categories – from infrastructure to institutions, one per growing season – to construct a viable food system by the autumn of that year.

It is a guide to how we process, cook, and expand a sustainable feast at planetary scale, paying close attention to developments in the present that offer a renewed hope for the future of food.
Reference Material No: 2020.07.917K
Object: Project Presentation
Location: 55.7426°N, 37.6093°E
Properties: Color Video H.264, 14 minutes