Urban Gardening-Meeting with Studentersamfunnet i Bergen

Agriculture and the city – is urban farming the solution to the problems of modern food production? Read more about this event at Litteraturhuset in Bergen, 6. February, hosted by two BAS-students.


http://samfunnet.sib.no/events/urban-gardening/

Date: Wednesday February 6th, 2013

Time: 18:00

PlaceLitteraturhuset i Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5-7

Hosts: Fredrik Bull, Kristine Knapstad

Speakers:
Carolyn Steel, Author, architect and food urbanist, Cambridge University guest lecturer
Harald N. Røstvik, Professor of Architecture specializing in sustainability, BAS
Julio E. Perez Diaz, Gaia Architects Oslo

Agriculture and the city – is urban farming the solution to the problems of modern food production?
For the first time in history more people are living in cities than in rural areas. How will we meet our food demands in an urbanized future? Humans have been farmers since we settled down thousands of years ago. However, in our urban society today, most of us are far more familiar with shopping for groceries than farming.
However, it seems that the tide is turning. Gardening and food production in big cities is getting increasingly popular. For instance, you can now find roof gardens in the core of New York, vertical farming in skyscrapers and guerilla gardening as a political statement. Will the cities of the future be just as green as the countryside is today?
Carolyn Steel, food urbanist and author of How Food Shape Our Lives, will give a short presentation through Skype, followed by a talk with professor in sustainable architecture, Harald N. Røstvik and Gaia Architect’s Julio E. Perez Diaz.