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Olivia Arar

Olivia Arar is a health educator, discerning foodie, and part-time chef. A longtime editor and unofficial collaborator, this is her debut exhibition with her co-conspirator and husband, Raphael Arar.

Food Carbon Footprint Index

Imagine a late-capitalist dystopian future in which individuals are held personally responsible for the climate crisis. Imagine a future where ubiquitous surveillance of individuals becomes the preferred method for curbing carbon emissions, where non-compliance results in serious penalties. The Food Carbon Footprint Index (FCFI) imagines just that vision of the future. FCFI invites participants to make meal decisions via a web application. The app will calculate each meal’s carbon footprint and index this “score” against other participants. Scores will be broadcasted at Emerge 2020 for public scrutiny and collective shaming and musing.