Lecture

BOOK LAUNCH AND DEBATE – FARMING THE CITY / STOCKHOLM

IMG_8049

 

IMG_6787

 

 

Overview
A lovely spring evening of thoughts about the need to localize food systems

Type of activity
Lecture
Date of the activity
May 2013

Location of the activity
Stockholm
Background
ON the 28th of May, we have been launching FARMING THE CITY THE BOOK and hosting a debate during the HållBar på Arkitektur, a special night of informal chit chats and serious updates about urban trends organized by the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

The book launch was brief and perfectly framed in the backyard of the Centre, in an incredibly gentle spring evening, which made everyone feel comfortable and somehow, at home.
After the launch, we engaged in talks about the possibilities for local food system in the Stockholm region. Other friends on stage where Mattias Gustafsson (Urbio), bringing the urban planning perspective, Jesper Larsen Dyberg, bringing the urban logistics perspective (Ekocharter water limousine and Cradle Net) and Kim Bendt, which brought an interesting perspective as entrepreneur and aware urban user (BeeUrban and Gardens on Tracks). The conversation was moderated by Anna Hult (CITIES Stockholm)
.

Together with the three participants, we have been asking ourselves what we need to localize the food system, and ultimately, what we need to support urban food related activities. It seems that a patronizing attitude from the municipality would help the development of initiatives only for the time that funding would be available. We believe that urban innovation can flourish when it makes economic sense, besides social and ecological innovation. Some other people think that a more comprehensive support scheme should be organized. What is your opinion about this subject? Follow or co-organize debates on local food systems. We will be happy to share our ideas, thoughts and never stop learning.

More outreach events

Contribute

Contribute towards

URBAN REPORTERS

Deadline for submissions
Read more
© 2019 CITIES.
All rights reserved.
Make a donation to CITIES