Taste the Future
Sunday, May 26, 2019
10am - 8pm


A BIOTOPIA Festival exploring the themes of Food, Health and Sustainability
at Hubertussaal, Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich and
Museum Mensch und Natur, Munich (inside & outside)

How and what will we eat in the future? How does what we eat shape the planet? How can we feed the world without destroying fragile ecosystems? And is lab-grown meat really an alternative - or will algae burgers become a better option?
The festival will be a mouth-watering and thought-provoking exploration of eating in all its myriad dimensions, bringing together leading scientists, artists, designers, chefs, industry experts, innovators and the public to explore the food of the future in the stunning surroundings of Schloss Nymphenburg, offering a tantalizing variety of events suitable for all ages.

The diverse programme offers exhibitions, participative activities, hands-on science, experimental tastings, talks and panels for all tastes and senses: Experience the "Edible Munich" in a delicious discrict tour, create your personalized sauce recipe by means of an algorithm or predict your individual eating behaviour via food-tarot. Visitors will meet start-ups, scientists and their up-to-the-minute research projects up close. Another integral part of EAT is "MEAT THE FUTURE", an exhibition at the Museum Mensch und Natur, which addresses the future of meat production and which will be on view even beyond the Festival, until June 23rd, 2019.

By approaching the topic from a variety of viewpoints, BIOTOPIA aims at initiating an inspiring, positively irritating interdisciplinary dialogue that fosters curiosity, captures people's imagination, contributes fresh perspectives, facilitates an empathetic understanding and sparks controversial discussion about the future of nutrition, agriculture, food and taste.
Festival Facts

May 26, 2019: 10am - 8pm

> Hubertussaal, Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich &
> Museum Mensch und Natur, Munich (inside & outside)

Admission Free.

Questions about the Festival:
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Programme is subject to change.




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Speakers, Performers & Contributors

Elisabeth Abergel
Rachel Carson Center, München / Université du Québec, Montréal
Ralph Ammer
University of Applied Sciences, Munich
Jamie Arbib
Rethinkx, London
Corinna Babylon,
Sarah Humeniuk
Maude Baldwin
Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
Auguste von Bayern
Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
Johanna Braun
Global Food Summit
Kerstin Burseg
EIT Food, Freising
Julian Chollet
mikroBIOMIK Society, Munich
Ophelia Deroy
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
Marketa Dolejšová
Extreme Biopolitical Bistro
Sarah Dorkenwald, Karianne Fogelberg, Tanja Seiner
Johnny Drain
Material Scientist, Food & Design, London
Dag Encke
Tiergarten Nürnberg
Vanessa Engel
#beebetter / BurdaHome, Offenburg
Frauke Feuss
Ökologisches Bildungszentrum, Munich
David Finnigan
Game Designer, Canberra
Friedbert Förster
Münchner Ernährungsrat e.V.
Eva Gebauer
Bionicum, Nürnberg
Michael John Gorman
BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern, Munich
Mascha Gugganig
TUM - Munich Scenter for Technology in Society
Jessica Guy,
Emily Whyman
Architecture & Industrial Design, UK
Gerhard Haszprunar
Bavarian Natural History Collections, Munich
Oliver Hawlitschek
SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Munich
Anneke van Heteren
SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Munich
Anita Idel
Mediation & Project management for Agrobiodiversity & Animal Health
Susanne Kadner
Acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
Juliane Kahl
Responsive Fashion Institute
Denisa Kera
Extreme Biopolitical Bistro
Bernhard Kowatsch
WFP Innovation Accelerator, Munich
Fritz Lietsch
Forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften
Maximilian Lössl
Agrilution, Munich
Brent Loken
EAT Forum, Oslo
Maurice Maggi
Author & Landscape Gardener, Zurich
Anastasia Meid, Magdalena Skala
University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany
Nina Möllers
BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern
Martin Parniske
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
Paul Pfluger
Helmholtz-Zentrum, München
Richard David Precht
Philosopher & Author
Oliver Rauhut
SNSB-Bavarian State Collection for Paleaontology and Geology, Munich
Martin Schaefer
Jocotoco Foundation
Victor Schmidt
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
Jan-Gisbert Schultze
Acton Capital, Munich
Georg Schweisfurth
Hermannsdorfer Landwerkstätten, Glonn
Andreas H. Segerer
SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Munich
Catherine Tubb
RethinkX, London
Kathleen Webster
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
Cordula Weiss
Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
Gert Wörheide
Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology, Munich
Jozef Youssef
Kitchen Theory, Barnet, UK
Inbar Zanir
Leder Scoops, Tel-Aviv

Further Information

Download EAT - Poster

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Press information
Follow the links below for press information on EAT (German only):

Festival Partners
  • Acatech
  • Andrea von Braun
  • Aqua Monaco
  • Bayern 2
  • Bayern Design
  • bayklif
  • BayWa
  • #beebetter
  • BA9
  • Bionicum
  • BotMuc
  • Burda Home
  • Cube
  • Dahlmann
  • DLD
  • Förderkreis BIOTOPIA
  • Forum nachhaltig wirtschaften
  • gastro total
  • Hans Sauer Stiftung
  • Hipp
  • Hochschule angewandte Wissenschaften
  • Hofpfisterei
  • LMU
  • Maria Ward Realschule
  • MPG
  • MMN
  • Next Nature Network
  • RCC
  • SNSB
  • TUM
  • UnDesignUnit
  • WWF
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