Design Culture Salon: Food and the City: How do new food systems impact on our towns and cities?
- What:Evening events
- Where:Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre
EVENING EVENT: Food has re-emerged as a central concept in debates regarding how we design our cities.
Current practices linked to the growth, production and distribution of food are being questioned as contemporary cities become larger and more populated.
In these landscapes, the desire to re-design our relationship to food is reflected in the emergence of alternative food focused urban initiatives - from community supported agriculture systems (CSAs) to rooftop gardens and urban farming projects. Re-thinking food has also been combined with the delivery of public services, improving the urban environment and enhancing community cohesion.
These projects are varied in their methods,visions and goals and have socio-cultural, economic and environmental repercussions, as well as the potential to catalyse a politically active citizenship.
What can we learn from these food based initiatives? What are their aims and approaches and how far do they achieve their goals?
Chair: Gabriel Wulff, PhD Candidate, University of Brighton
Alma Clavin, Project Officer: Liveable Cities, CPRE London
Doina Petrescu, Professor of Architecture and Design Activism, University of Sheffield
Matt Skinner, Project Leader: Casserole Club, FutureGov
Andre Viljoen, Architect and Course Leader, University of Brighton
Free, booking required
19.00 - 20.30