Seeing 'Living Concrete / Carrot City'

I finally managed to visit the exhibition 'Living Concrete/Carrot City' which elaborates on design and planning works related to the topic of urban agriculture. It is still opened until the 15th of December at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, NYC.
'Living Concrete / Carrot City' stems from a dialog between the project 'Carrot City - Designing for Urban Agriculture' at Ryerson University, Toronto and the project 'Living Concrete' at Parsons', Eugene Land College.
In a collaborative, cross-institutional way the exhibition shows:
How increasing public interest in agriculture, food supply and food security influences urban design and how design can facilitate a better urban food system. 'Carrot City'
Design interventions and pedagogy that reconnect people to food production while positively influencing neighborhoods, public health and environment. 'Living Concrete'  

'Living Concrete/Carrot City' aims higher than solely providing a nice exhibition and thus created a space of exchange for people and communities which are active and interested in urban agriculture.
Imageboard for food and agriculture related events in NYC to connect stakeholders.
Interactive, non-virtual board with questions and answers related to urban agriculture.
Alongside the exhibition, Parsons hosted a series of public panels to discuss different issues related to urban agriculture. Yesterday I attended the last panel of this series which focused on the role of universities in researching, supporting and employing urban agricultural practices.
The panels were luckily streamed and documented by Parsons' streaming culture project (thank you!) so we can access videos of the 'Living Concrete/Carrot City' panels online.
Additionally, the book 'Carrot City' will be published in March 2011 and provide a prominent amount of the information presented in the exhibition.

Here are some impressions from the exhibition as appetizer and documentation.
'Vacant Lot Grow Bag' by 'what if: projects ltd.'
Map of urban agriculture in Brooklyn, NY. Created by Parsons-students.

'Opportunities for a Green and Edile Middlebrough' from the 'Urban Farming Project'. Bohn and Viljoen Architects and others.

Gardens from the project 'Edible Estates' by Fritz Haeg. Top left image shows the installation of 'Lenape Edible Estate' in Manhattan.

60 Richmond street east co-operative housing in Toronto designed by Teeple architects.

Rendering of the 'Via verde' project Melrose, South Bronx, NYC. 

'True Nature Foods Rooftop Victory Garden' in Chicago, IL by Urban Habitat Chicago.

If you are in NYC you still have time until 15th of December to go and visit the exhibition.

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