Prof. Ricardo Miranda’s project

Prof. Ricardo Miranda is working on a project in Madrid. EXCEDENTES / EXCESS a commission by the El Matadero Art Center in Madrid, Spain revolves around the large amounts of food going to the dump when there are plenty of people hungry in the cities of New York and Madrid. Beyond the issue of hunger and food reclamation, food waste is the largest category of solid waste in US landfills and organic waste contributes to greenhouse gases (methane). The project is also invested in highlighting the technologies (e.g. vision systems in processing facilities, GMOs) that reinforce and produce popular concepts of how edible food should look.

The project is currently in research phase in the Unites States and a cart to re-distribute good food that has been discarded is currently being implemented in Madrid, Spain.