Workshops and talks with Carolyn Steel

July 8, 2011

British architect, lecturer and author Carolyn Steel comes to Sydney and Melbourne to discuss food consumption in cities and urban agriculture.

British architect and Hungry City author Carolyn Steel will be in Melbourne and Sydney this July for a series of industry workshops and keynote addresses focusing on sustainable food production and consumption.

Carolyn Steel is an architect, lecturer and author and has been invited to Australia to host forums concentrating on food consumption in cities with a particular focus on urban agriculture. Steel’s chief interest is in exploring how cities are shaped by food and her work has centred on developing a lateral approach to urban design by looking at the everyday routines that shape cities and the ways we inhabit them.

Steel’’s keynote address will highlight how feeding cities arguably has a greater social and physical impact on the planet and us than anything else we do. Yet, too few of us in the developed world are aware of the process. Food arrives on our plates as if by magic, and we rarely stop to wonder how it might have got there.

Workshops will explore how smart design can help harness food’’s power to shape the world. The Keynote addresses will discuss ‘Sitopia’ – shaping the world through food.

Carolyn Steel will be in Australia thanks to Grimshaw Architects, the State of Design Festival and The British Council.

Sydney workshop and keynote address 19 July 2011
Melbourne workshop and keynote address 21 & 22 July

Book tickets for Melbourne via the State of Design website www.stateofdesign.com.au
To book for Sydney, contact collaborates@grimshaw-architects.com

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