‘Is it possible to ensure sufficient, good, healthy and sustainable food for all mankind?’ This was the main question for the study trip to the Milan Expo 2014. For one week, students from IED Milano and Product Design ArtEZ worked together on Food For Life, supported by the Dutch General Consulate. What can be the role of the designer and the design industry in addressing these problems and helping to overcome them? The students focused on the role of design and reframed these questions, tracing these problems in their immediate environment in Milan. In doing so, they were able to test their designs and exchange their ideas with local institutions, stores and citizens.