Image courtesy of Pier Carthew

Future Trails | Concept Launch, Panel Discussion and Future Snack Tasting Past Event

Presented by Other Matter and Arc'teryx and Rough Rice


Fri 24 May 5:30pm - 7:45pm


Booking Required


Hanover House, Level 4
158 City Road, Southbank VIC, Australia


All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Seating available, Wheelchair accessible

Future Trails is a tasting session and presentation hosted by Arc’teryx, Other Matter, and Rough Rice. A truly innovative and groundbreaking collaborative project, Future Trails changes the way people relate to and care for nature through design and cuisine. The collaboration has enabled the development of world-first sustainable, nutritious trail food with edible, ultralight and consumable tableware. The combination of Other Matter’s algae-based bioplastics with Rough Rice’s locally sourced and fermented provisions, Future Trails introduces circular, zero-waste principles to outdoor nutrition. As a bonus, guests will be given exclusive takeaway samples from the presentation.

This event is part of the exhibition Material Matters 02 that emerged from Atelier’s artisan-in-residence program, which illustrates a future where sustainability is at the forefront of design and artisanal innovation for future retail environments. Atelier is an initiative of BETA by STH BNK, which seeks to deliver a revolutionary retail space for the betterment of the planet and society. This event is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants and STHBNK By Beulah.

Tickets are priced at $80.


Jessie French

Jessie French’s artistic practice is a critical intervention in an era defined by uncertainty, prodding us to reconsider our relationships with the environment, technology, and each other. Her work is research-led with creative experimentation driving exploration into the potential of closed-loop systems of (re)use and conscious interaction with objects. She applies traditional techniques to otherworldly, handcrafted materials, creating uniquely remarkable pieces that provoke reflection on our environmental entanglements and the broader consequences of consumption.

Adam James

Adam James, a.k.a. Rough Rice, is a food innovator, fermenter and flavour alchemist based in Tasmania (lutruwita). He is a Churchill Fellow (global fermentation techniques) who is endlessly inspired by nature. Rough Rice’s current focus is reimagining ‘outdoor/adventure’ food with an emphasis on nutrition, sustainability and deliciousness.

Hayden Stevens

Hayden Stevens is Omnichannel Marketing Manager AU/NZ for Arc’teryx: a global design company specialising in technical high-performance apparel and equipment. Their design process is connected to the real world, focused on delivering durable, unrivaled performance. They are problem solvers always evolving and searching for a better way to deliver resolved, minimalist designs.

James Hewison, Creative Director, Atelier

James Hewison is a creative consultant and is Creative Director of the artisan-in-residence’ program Atelier at BETA by STH BNK. He has curated programs for Dark Mofo, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and has served as a Mentor for the Australia Council. More recently he was a producer of the film NITRAM, awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

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