Contest 2013

DE
Franziska Callensee | Vera Aldejohann | Adrian Meseck

"BugBox – the inexhaustible food-source"

 

Currently there are 7 billion people on earth. In 2050 it will rise to an astonishing 9.1 billion. If we stick to our current lifestyle we will need three earths to guarantee food supply for everyone. Even now there is famine and many people seldom, or never, have nutrient-rich food as we know it. This is why nutritional requirements in some countries of Asia, Africa and South-America are met by eating insects – a strange idea for Europeans because of cultural disgust. Nevertheless, these habits and customs can deliberately be given up, as fast as they have been socially acquired. Caused by lack of pasture and the continuously rising prices for meat, we are in need of an alternative to conventional meat. In contrast to meat produced in conventional animal farming, insects contain more proteins, cause less emissions and need less food compared to livestock. Food becomes inexhaustible through the infinite cycle of life. 

Biographies

 

Franziska Callensee

1984
Born in Wuppertal

2004–2008
Apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Bochum

2008–2010
Goldsmith at a jewellery workshop in Ratingen

Since 2010
Studies of applied arts and design, University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf

 

Vera Aldejohann

1986
Born in Gotha

2004–2007
Apprenticeship in the field of media design at Software + Systeme Erfurt GmbH

2007–2011
Studies of communication design, University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Bachelor degree

Since 2011
Studies of communication design (M.A.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf

Since 2013
Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation

 

Adrian Meseck

1987
Born in Neuss

2008–2013
Studies of communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Bachelor degree