At a time when biodiversity has never been so threatened when heat waves become commonplace when soils are increasingly impermeable through intensive agriculture, some of us dream of building a new life on Mars, and others are developing intelligent new ways of living on Earth. Humans have begun to invent intelligent and technological solutions, but with strong similarities to nature. Most of them are in fact inspired by nature, but this time without it. Humans have begun to invent intelligent and technological solutions, but with strong similarities to nature. Most of them are in fact inspired by nature, but this time without it.
The MMXX_3.5 project by photographer Daniel Zduniuk focuses on the food production of the future.
How can we continue to feed such a large population? How can the current problems be taken into account and avoided? How can we replace the soil? How can we imitate sun rays? How to give the plant all the necessary nutrients? How to pollinate vegetable flowers? How to recreate the seasons?
Daniel decided to focus on urban farms in Brussels, the city where he lives. The farms to which he had access are used to cultivate produced vegetables such as tomatoes, aubergines by aquapony but also Asian mushrooms and spices such as basil and parsley. Some of them are open to the public and the others are held in secret and out of sight. The photos were taken in 2019 and 2020 on film in 6x7 format with a flash and a tripod.