Future Factory

Welcome to the Global Nanolamination Centre Ltd.

Nanotechnology is already here. But how does this affect our daily life? How will this change our relationship with food and packaging? Come and visit the Global Nanolamination Centre Ltd for a taste of an alternative future.

Global Nanolamination Centre Ltd was one of five performative installations making up the Future Factory Workshops 2018 at the Design Museum, London. The Design Museum initiated Future Factories to enable visitors to learn and gain insight about a range of new technologies that are shaping our future industries.

Global Nanolamination Centre Ltd explored the future of food packaging in the context of upcoming Nanotechnology.

The apple is a fruit that naturally forms a wax coating around its peel as a means of self-defence. Today, it is harvested and its natural wax coat is removed, then replaced by a petroleum-based wax layer and plastic packaging. Using a cellulose nano coating instead seems to offer sustainable alternatives, yet do we fully understand the implications of nano-sized technology in general?

Prior to the performance a 'tour guide’ geared up each round of visitors to experience the installation of Global Nanolamination Centre Ltd. Inside the future factory, choreographed movements were like that of a machine, taking the viewer onto the automated journey of a future apple. The performance encouraged people to think about food and the way we consume.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Collaborators: Carolina Perez Leon, Josh Cotton, Madelyn Santa, Molly Bonnell, Nathalie Spencer.
Collaborators: the Design Museum
Video Production: Marta Giralt.