Food for the Future
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Food for the Future


1971-1978, predominant 1971-1975

Level of archival description:
File 87
Extent and medium:
  • 8 drawings
    1 model
    0.05 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents proposals for an international exhibition on the theme of innovations in agriculture and food production. Peter Kuttner was the exhibition organizer and the full extent of Cedric Price’s involvement in the project is unclear, although his office produced a model, drawings, and exhibition and display design ideas. Plans show exhibition, cinema, and lecture areas, as well as, book stalls and a restaurant. Plans also show thematic areas: 'Farms for Food', 'Methods of Production and Storage', and the 'Nature of Food', as well as circulation patterns. An initial proposal titled 'Food for the Future' was submitted to the Greater London Council for the Hayward Gallery, in London, but was rejected. A subsequent submission with the title 'Food First' was made to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York. Material in this file was created between 1971 and 1978 but predominantly between 1971 and 1975.
Peter Kuttner is attributed as the organizer of the exhibition which was originally titled: 'Food of the future exhibition'.

File contains conceptual drawings, model, and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.
Language of material:
  • English

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