Absolutely Famished project launch

Red apple with circuit board inside.

Absolutely Famished is an upcoming event series and exhibition hosted by the Carlton Connect Initiative and proudly supported by Media Lab Melbourne. The opening event is taking place tomorrow from 6pm.

Join food experts and researchers as we dream up what we might find in a 22nd century marketplace. Absolutely Famished is a year long project considering issues such as food sustainability and security, pharmacy and the role of technology and culture in future food trends. Robot farmers, pills 3D printed food, physician the vineyard of the future, the limits of edibility, and the future of agri-culture… are all on the table.

Later in the year Carlton Connect will work with artists, performers and creatives to transform LAB-14 into a 22nd century market place.

Attend this event for further information, ideas, and networking opportunities with food experts.

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Rachel Carey, local and sustainable food researcher, The University of Melbourne

  • Dr Simon Cropper, neuropsychologist, The University of Melbourne

  • Dr Sigfredo Fuentes, wine scientist, The University of Melbourne

  • Will Gordon, Horticulture Innovation Australia

  • Sophie Lamond, food nerd, writer, and Melbourne co-founder of the Fair Food Challenge

  • Ben McMenamin, chef, gardener, fair food advocate, founder of the Greening RMIT project

  • Dr Anneline Padayachee, food scientist, nutritionist, and food blogger, The University of Melbourne

  • Dr Gyorgy Scrinis, food politics and policy researcher, The University of Melbourne

  • Dr Chris Williams, urban horticulturalist, The University of Melbourne


Book tickets here:


Cost: Free to attend, registration essential
Date and time: Tuesday 19th April
Venue: LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton