Catherine Flood, curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Catherine Flood is an art and design curator with a longstanding interest in social and environmental creative practices. In recent years this has led her to the subject of food, inspired by a burgeoning of talented artists and designers working on food politics and sustainability.
In 2019 she curated Food: Bigger than the Plate, a major V&A exhibition that explored bold ideas for building a sustainable, fair and delicious food future. It brought together over seventy artists and designers from creative different backgrounds working in collaboration with farmers, chefs, scientists and local communities.
Catherine’s previous projects include Disobedient Objects, a ground-breaking exhibition at the V&A about the art and design of grass roots social movements. She has written and edited a number of books and contributes to journals and magazines. She is a regular speaker and participant on panel discussions and podcasts talking about design and what it can do in the world. In these capacities she works with a wide range of organisations internationally beyond the museum sector and believes firmly in cross pollinating disciplines.
Catherine also produces apple juice in small batches with her partner on a smallholding in Normandy. They are working on developing this into project space for food and design residencies.
Join Catherine at our Sustainable Food Futures Event to hear more about her work and extensive research in curating Food Bigger Than The Plate and the sustainable, fair, creative and inventive companies she discovered along the way who are working on the future of food. Get your tickets for our event here.