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"Feast": a socially engaged art project by Richard Heikkilä-Sawan

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Published on Aug 15, 2015

My passion for this socially engaged art project considers the notions of food waste, hunger and the aesthetics of eating. It seems that in our current culture, the aesthetics of eating has become the focus. Perfectly fresh yet bruised and damaged food is discarded without question. Also, food that has not been consumed the day it was made, in many cases, is also relegated to the trash bin. It is a matter of extreme waste.

Feedback, an environmental organization that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system, reports that “a third of the world’s entire food supply could be saved by reducing waste – or enough to feed three billion people”, claiming that “this would still leave enough surplus for countries to provide their populations with 130 per cent of their nutritional requirements”

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