From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it’s the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. Yet food remains central to addressing the predicaments and opportunities of our urban, digital age.
Drawing on insights from philosophy, history, architecture, literature, politics and science, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food, Carolyn Steel offers a provocative and exhilarating vision for change, and how to thrive on our crowded, overheating planet. In her new book Sitopia, Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City, points the way to a better future.
This lecture by Carolyn Steel is organized by De Dependance and supported by Architectuur Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).
Upon presentation of an IABR ticket, the lecture can be attended for the reduced rate of 6 euros. Click here for a ticket to Carolyn Steel’s lecture.
Prior to the lecture (between 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.), the IABR exhibition IT’S ABOUT TIME can be visited for a reduced rate of 4 euros. Click here for a ticket to the IT’S ABOUT TIME exhibition.
Wednesday, November 2
8:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: De Fruitvis, Marconistraat 43