A conference in Vancouver on food sustainability on the Italian Design Day 2022
Categories: Culture and creativity -Design and Architecture
free of charge
Lessons learned from Space Food Production Systems for improved Food Security on Earth.
The Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver presents on 23rd March an online conference by Architect and Engineer Valentina Sumini on the occasion of the Italian Design Day 2022 in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West.The speaker will discuss one of the main challenges in human space exploration: sustainability.The need for efficient use of volume, water, and other inputs for producing food could enable technologies with reduced impact on the resources needed for food production also here on Earth, especially in extreme environments and resource-scarce regions.Humanity is evolving towards a multi-planetary future.During her talk Dr. Valentina Sumini will present the Space Meal solution, a food production strategy, designed in partnership between COESIA S.p.A. and Pastificio RANA S.p.A., that identifies hydroponics and aeroponics systems as source to produce the ingredients for customized, balanced, nutritious, and palatable meals based on Mediterranean diet.The food processing system is based on automated and integrated engineered solutions focusing on automation, from blending to cooking, with the goal to easily produce space meals through the Engineered Space Kitchen (E.S.K.). The crops processing, the meal preparation and preservation are designed to minimize time, water and energy consumption and optimize human centered design for the crew by building a collaborative environment that combines assessed and innovative food processing and cooking technologies.
The event is accompanied by the screening of promotional videos of the “Italian Design Day”, the Decalogue of Sustainability and images from past editions of “Il Salone del Mobile di Milano”.