*Think up solutions to food issues

Join a free, full day social-design workshop on 9 food issues with some of the most engaging people in grassroots food work and creativity!

Innovate solutions to social food problems! With the input of creatives–including interaction and product designers–alongside grassroots, gastronomic experts within the Slow Food Youth Network, you can impact future food initiatives! SFYN Tank is an experimental event aimed at squaring open-exchange of expertise at the center of food activism. Aimed at anyone in grassroots food work or creative sectors, we hope to engage food enthusiasts in collective problem-solving through design-thinking. Come attend our full day social-design workshop on September 24th, 2016 to employ a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses research, storytelling, idea-generation, and prototyping with a critical design eye to solve nine social problems our food system faces–from shifting our idea of seafood consumption to democratizing food communication. Through open-exchange of expertise, out-of-the-box thinking, and a design approach, we truly can make meaningful impact on our global food system.

Think with us. Tank with SFYN!

All you need to know


Full day social-design workshop to tackle 9 food issues


Saturday, September 24th, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016
9am - 6pm


99 tankers | 9 issue coaches | 9 life-line experts

The Tank Issues


*Read through the issues below and request your place at a table.


  • 9:00 Registration opens at Toolbox co-working

  • 10:00 Welcome talks in the Keynote Room

  • 10:30 Workshop commences in the Makerfaire Room

    • Ice-breaker games
    • Food-issue context
    • Brainstorm and idea-generation
  • 13:00 Lunch delivered by Edible Commandments

  • 14:00 Back to work in the Makerfaire Room

    • Solution Selection
    • Sketching, rendering, modeling, tinkering, printing
    • Pitch preparation
  • 16:00 Presentations - 5-minute pitches from each group

  • 17:00 Happy hour!

  • 18:00 Toolbox closes

Full Tank!

You can find out more about who our 99 Tankers, Issue Coaches, and Life-line Experts are here!
To stay in touch with SFYN and Casa Jasmina, check out our other activities happening during Terra Madre below!
Sign-up for some of the gastronomic workshops we've organized at Toolbox co-working. For more info, follow our Facebook page!
Attend a session on "how to build future food leaders" at our booth in Parco Valentino, organized in collaboration with Hivos.
Swing by the SFYN booth anytime for more info and meet-ups!


Sign up to be apart of the behind-the-scenes production!
We’re looking for people to be available Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th to help with things like:

  • physical set-up and breakdown
  • registration
  • refreshments and food distribution
  • design-tools help
  • sound and stage production
  • and general friendly-folk willing to be part of our team!

Plug into the Tank!


Behind the Scenes