The Colours of Food Security
Artists: The Land Use and Global Change Laboratory (LUGE), UBC
Exhibit Dates: Feb 22nd, 2018 – March 31st, 2018
Public Reception: March 19.
The Colours of Food Security is a series of bold and striking maps that paint a picture of global agriculture today. We pull decades of scientific research and data collection together into one exhibit to walk the audience through key issues surrounding the food system in the twenty-first century. These data have enabled the undertaking of a broad range of policy analysis on the problems of global hunger and malnutrition, the massive environmental damage due to agriculture, and the impacts of climate change on our food systems. They have been featured in a wide range of new outlets and media, including the National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. Together they help form a cornerstone of decision making and solutions for a more sustainable food system in the future.
The Colours of Food Security is an art exhibit hosted in the Lobby Gallery of the Liu Institute for Global Issues and created by the Land Use and Global Environment (LUGE) research group in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. The exhibition is also hosted in collaboration with UBC’s Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP).