Saturday, November 19, 2022

Emerge 2022: Eating at the Edges

A Festival of Food Futures

Mesa Arts Center, New City Plaza Park, & The Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center

Saturday, November 19, 2022 | 12 – 7 p.m.

Admission is FREE

What does it mean to eat in a world of increasing environmental extremes? Explore this question at Emerge Festival 2022: Eating at the Edges. Bring your hands, noses and mouths — they are critical tools! This year’s festival explores our relationship with food and what that will look like in a future with severe environmental challenges. Together, we will think and taste our way through asking what alternative forms of food production, distribution and consumption we should consider to build a more inclusive, equitable and delicious culinary world.

The festival will be hosted at ASU’s MIX Center and Mesa Arts Center. Featured experiences include food art installations, food researchers, food trucks/vendors, live music and entertainment, Mesa Arts Center’s MABEL (Mobile Arts Based Engagement Lab), a Bountiful Future Food Feast art installation made from ceramics, interactive art activities and more.

Can’t join us on 11/19/22 in-person? Participate Remotely!

Recipes for the Future is an ongoing Emerge ’22 project inviting people anywhere to join us in building out a recipe book for the future.

View the schedule of timed activities

Feast your ears on the live music lineup!

Volunteer at Emerge

Delicious food from Amigos AZ, Don Fito’s Taqueria X2, Antojitos Del Mar, and Fried Joint!


Emerge 2022 is presented by Arizona State University in partnership with:

An abstract stage over the words Mesa Arts Center
Three abstract mountains over the words Mesa AZ
Leonardo: The international Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology

Emerge 2022 is sponsored by:

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Cyfest at Emerge is sponsored by:

OneMarketData_Cyfest Sponsor