|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
IN-2: Innovation 2
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Living Concrete/Carrot City exhibition, on view from September 29-December 15, 2010 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design, explored the crises and potentials in urban food systems through local practices of food production, connecting the triangle of design processes, food systems and communities. A cross-institutional dialogue with Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture from Ryerson University in Canada that deals with the relationship between urban farming and urban design and their reciprocal impact, the New York show generated a series of exhibits from within The New School that specifically explored the relationship of urban agriculture initiatives to their local communities and examine the potential and impact of design interventions. It showcased design interventions and pedagogies that reconnect people and food production while simultaneously transforming neighborhood livability, health and the environment. The exhibition was also a platform for discussion and public pedagogy, initiating weekly panel discussions and brown bag work-in-progress presentations. About 4,000 people attended the exhibition and its public programs.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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