Ruben van Megen

Department: Man and Public space

Brabant Livestock

What if you were to put all the animals in Brabant in one place? There are quite a few, so it would be a huge animal city. Ruben van Megen has figured out the numbers for the Brabant meat production and integrated them in his infographics. He starts with the bio-industry’s mass production, but he also highlights the other side. Because, what if we approached meat production as an autarky? Imagine every family keeping their own livestock in the back garden; what would they need? Van Megen has done the maths for us and skilfully visualised it in a series of diagrams. With 24 square meters, 3.75 chickens and some corn, wheat and sunflowers you could easily last a year. Like an industrial seasonal clock, a specially designed machine indicates how the crops are faring and when to sow or reap them.


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Photographs: Vincent van Gurp