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Imagining the Future of Food in Cities: The Consumer City

October 15, 2014 @ 18:30 - 21:00 BST

Imagining the Future of Food in Cities is a series of events to explore various issues surrounding food and cities and investigate how to support a more sustainable relationship between food and urban living. Two events have so far tackled food production and access. The third, taking place in London on 15 October, will look at the next stage in the chain: consumption.

The Consumer City, will explore and open up debates concerning the opportunities and challenges of food consumption in cities.

The speakers will share their experiences with urban food consumption in short presentations, followed by a Q&A session. After the talks, Dr CJ Lim’s new book Food City will be made available to buy at a discounted price of £25 (normal retail price £32).

Speakers include:

Chair: Ylva Johannesson –  a freelance Food and Nutrition Consultant

Drinks and snacks will be provided. This event is FREE for Young Urbanist Members.
 There is a charge of £8 for Non-members. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Food City PB.inddFood City the follow up to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, explores the issue of urban and architectural transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food has been, and can again become, a construct for the practice of everyday life. Global in scope, the book addresses the frameworks of over 25 cities through the medium of food and how the city is governed. Voices of urban residents and stakeholders of varying levels in the city’s gastro-economy permeate through the essays. Food City investigates the reinstatement of food at the core of national and local governance through an ambitious piece of polemic titled the Food Parliament  – how the architecture can be a driver to restructure employment, education, transport, health, culture, communities, and the justice system, re-evaluating how the city functions as a spatial and political entity. The book raises serious questions about the priorities of our governing bodies, using urban relationships to reframe the spaces of food consumption and production, analyzed through historical precedent, function and form

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Homepage image: Naschmarkt by Night, by Josh Zakary
Event Flyer by Alister Shapley


October 15, 2014
18:30 - 21:00 BST
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London, EC1V 4LJ United Kingdom
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