Speculative Design, Installation,
In partnership with Albert Heijn
Insects are said to be the future of food. They are a great, inexpensive,
green source of protein, capable of answering the population growth.
Eating insects is also considered as being disgusting and even primitive.
Overcoming the thoughts: “it’s disgusting, it went everywhere, even on
shit and dead bodies”, “with their big eyes, it looks to real”, “eating
insects is for animals” is not the easiest thing. Few brands have been
trying to trigger insect consumption by emphasizing on the adventurous
and exciting aspect of it. With this starting point, Sixtine chose to follow, for a month an exclusive insect diet, to see what the day to day reality of insect eating is.
But in the end, she just realised how easy it was and how they were already part of our
everyday life and should be considered as something random, like meat
and fish based aliments and dishes. To highlight this banality of insect eating, Sixtine imagined a supermarket where insects are not an issue anymore; it
will be common to eat a bugpizza, termite baby food and cricket ground.