A Biologically-centered framework in Urban foodscapes

Start date 01/01/2013
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2014
​The project covers the distinct topics of food, architecture, senses and urbanism, explored through the distinct study of organoleptic qualities in urban foodscapes, as a way to explore food systems on both the macro and micro levels. Foodscapes refers to food-related places in cities where food is produced, consumed, traded, and distributed. Whereas Urban Organoleptic refers to spaces in cities that are capable of stimulating the senses. In the move to make food more accessible in the urban fabric through a rising movement in urban agriculture, re-imagining the urbanscape as partially a food and farm ’scape’ responds to societal challenges around food security and rising urbanisation, and could render these spaces as active and participatory social entities, producers of new knowledge, as well as places of ecological well-being and awareness towards sustainable urban development. The project aims to create a design programme tailored to meeting the above needs implemented in urban policy, city-making, place-making and communities. These transformative outcomes feed specific sustainable urban development gaps by rendering the inclusion of ‘food’ as an essential urban infrastructure.

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