The new open call ‘BE OPEN Grow Food’ is dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular focuses on SDG2: Zero Hunger. Under the umbrella of zero hunger, SDG2 is not only about ending hunger, but also achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture all over the globe.
Sustainable agriculture may sound intimidating to non-farmers, but it is achievable in every household, even urban ones. Not everyone has space for a garden, some of us have to work with a window box, a flower bed or fire escape, but we all have our possibilities for growing food, and doing so in the most sustainable way available to us – through recycling and composting, repurposing plastic and fabric, controlling every step of the growing process, reconnecting with the nature, etc.
We encourage people to explore the variety of fresh food production available in our everyday lives, and share your vision of how we can grow our own food in our own unique ways with the global community by joining our #BEOPENGrowFood Instagram open call.
The entries will close May 31, 2022. BE OPEN Community members will then select the winning post from a shortlist of submissions with the highest number of likes by Instagram users. The winner will receive a €300 prize.
BE OPEN believes that the ability for creative interpretation is not confined within the art and design industry. The series of online challenges reach out to those creative minds around the globe, who keep their eyes open, see inspiration in the everyday life, and are able to transform it with their own unique vision.