Joost Bakker

Joost Bakker has been called a visionary, disruptor, environmental activist, The New York Times called him ‘the poster boy of zero waste living, and Vogue Living described him as a discipline crossing creative. Over the last 25 years he has highlighted the worlds wasteful ways using multiple platforms from art/installations, floristry, design, architecture to bars and restaurants, opening the world’s first zero waste restaurant Silo by joost in 2012. “He’s an artist as change maker”, says Dan Barber, “Rarely I have met someone so preternaturally talented that he also changes the culture with his work.”

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.