“Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.”
Awareness of the effects of hunger is essential for understanding what is at stake and what is necessary in erasing it. To the public, the picture of hunger has usually been created largely by mass media in a stereotypical way, zooming in on the most extreme cases and crises. We often overlook how also close to home, people suffer from malnutrition. Shame and guilt are often the cause for individuals remaining invisible, not asking for help and suffering in silence. This can change by bringing awareness and creating safe spaces for emotional feelings and individual stories to be shared. Below you find examples of artistic work that creates safe spaces to discuss and challenge issues concerning our global food supply and individual experiences of hunger.