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LOCI Food Lab is a traveling food stand for prototyping, serving and debating a range of bioregional food futures in different cities around the world. 


A bioregion is an area bounded by natural rather than political borders, which has characteristic flora and fauna, and includes one or more ecosystems.

Visitors to the “bite-sized bioregionalism” lab identify the attributes of the food system that are important to them, and are served a customized snack, created for them from our menu of possible ingredients. The menu features crops, livestock, and food products grown within the bioregion.

LOCI Food Lab has previously created bespoke menus in collaboration with Heather K. Julius in Portland, Ben Reade, Molly Garvey, and Vilma Luostarinen. Menus have been created for:

CASCADIA BIOREGION
Portland, Oregon (2014 )

CELTIC BROADLEAF BIOREGION
Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)

CELTIC BROADLEAF BIOREGION
Dublin, Ireland (2016 )

CA INTERIOR CHAPARRAL & WOODLANDS
Palo Alto, United States (2016)

NE CHINA PLAIN DECIDUOUS FORESTS
Dalian, China (Research Only) (2017)

CELTIC BROADLEAF BIOREGION
Davos, Switzerland (Irish Bioregion) (2018)

CENTRAL EUROPEAN MIXED FORESTS
Berlin, Germany (2018)

ENGLISH LOWLANDS BEECH FORESTS
London, United Kingdom (2019)


LOCI Food Lab is currently serving bioregional food futures at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK until October 2019.