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Sitopia: Food and the Urban Paradox, Carolyn Steel Free Public Lecture
Fri 24 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
A fantastic opportunity to hear Carolyn Steel, internationally recognised writer, speaker and architect, talk about urban design, food and the future of sustainable cities.
How do you feed a city? The larger our cities grow, the further we get in mind and fact from our sources of sustenance. Yet the hidden costs of the industrial food systems that make this possible are destroying us and our planet. Food has shaped our bodies, homes, societies, cities, and landscapes in the past; now we need to harness that power for good. We already live in what one might call sitopia (from Greek sitos, food + topos, place). By recognising that fact, we can think and act through food to create a better, more sustainable world.
Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. Her 2008 book Hungry City: How Food Shapes our Lives is an international bestseller, and her concept of 'sitopia' (food-place) is widely recognised in the field of food urbanism. Carolyn has taught at Cambridge University, London Metropolitan University and the London School of Economics. A director of Kilnurn Nightingale Architects in London, she is in international demad as a speaker, including a talk at TEDGlobal in 2008.