We’re thrilled to announce the launch of MOLD Magazine, the first print magazine about the future of food. After three years and over 400 stories about food and design, we are excited to work in a new medium for our investigations into how design can shape the way we eat and drink in the future.
There are hundreds of food magazines out there, but not one talks about the future of food. By the year 2030, if we keep eating how we eat today, people around the world will be born into starvation. The UN predicts that we won’t be able to produce enough food to feed every person on this planet. The spectre of a real Hunger Games is only 13 years away. Technology and science can change how and what we eat, but design is what brings all these ideas together to create products that are elegant, intelligent and useful.
Each issue of MOLD Magazine will explore a different theme through the lens of design. Packaging could be zero waste while keeping your food fresher for longer. Besides farming insects, we could also farm our gut microbes. The next kitchen appliance you’ll need will be a countertop garden. And advances in technology mean that your toilet will tell you if you need to drink more water or eat more greens.
The debut issue, Designing for the Human Microbiome, will be a 100+ page, full-format, glossy magazine featuring over 20 stories covering everything from kimchi philosophy to natural wine, sewer robots to Japanese toilets, synthetic biology to fungal futures and how these ideas might help us feed a hungry planet. With art direction by Eric Hu and Matt Tsang, Issue 01 will feature written contributions by designers including Jamer Hunt (Parsons), Marije Vogelzang (Design Academy Eindhoven), Daisy Ginsberg (Royal College of Art), OKOLO and the Center for Genomic Gastronomy as well as chefs and food experts like Isabelle Legeron (RAW Wine), Kwang Uh (BaRoo LA) and Anissa Helou (Levant).
MOLD Magazine is for those who love food and culture. Not foodie culture. By supporting or Kickstarter campaign you’ll be providing the seed money for us to engage with a broader readership on the ideas that matter. Let’s build a better world through design where nutritious, delicious food is for everyone.