CITIES lecture in Madrid: Edible Stavanger East International Workshop!

CITIES Director to present the principles of “Farming the City: Food as a Tool for Urban Development as part of a Madrid University International Architectural and Urban Design Workshop on December 13th.

From the field to the plate, food systems function through complex networks of production, processing, transport and management. In turn, urban environments and our food systems are shaped in relation to one another. As cities around the globe seek innovative new approaches to development, food systems play an increasingly key role.

Madrid’s Camilo José Cela Unviersity Architecture program ESAYT takes a closer look at this in their 2013-2014 International Workshop Lost in Transition: The Edible Stavanger East. Specifically, the workshop will present an approach on food systems planning as a contemporary urban development tool with two main themes: Urban Planning: The Geography of Food, and Architectural Focus: Transitions.

Supporting these foci, CITIES Director will present the principles of “Farming the city: food as a tool for urban development” in a lecture for a group of Master Students on December 13th. The presentation will facilitate the workshop’s aims to explore the “city as edible infrastructure”, emphasizing food systems as a priority for future architects and urban planners. Further, CITIES is excited to contribute to the workshop’s capacity to exchange knowledge and experiences that strengthen the foundation for further urban development strategies to be developed, processes and projects organized and methods to be used for the complex issues surrounding today’s urban transformations.

Details:
UCJC, ESAYT, Architectural Projects
2013 – 2014 International Workshop
Start date: 2013 September 14th
Professor: Miguel Angel Diaz Camacho, PhD Architect, ESAYT (Madrid)
More info on ESAYT’s blog, here.

Created on 03 December 2013

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