Taking inspiration from the Victorian terrace houses in the London borough of Hackney, the team composed by Julian Bond, Sigrid Bylander, Lucy Paton and Benedetta Rogers have created Sill to Sill, a shop and an info centre for Hackney City Farm made of recycled materials. By engaging the local community, the project wants also to highlight the opportunity of urban farming in window sills.
Inspired by the Futurist movement and its manifesto of cookery titled La Cucina Futurista, Marije Vogelzang has designed Pasta Sauna, both a food performance and a smart installation. People can enter the space and flavour&taste a bowl of freshly cooked pasta, while the boiling water steams creating sauna effects.
During 2012 edition of eme3, Pezestudio designed and built prototypes of mobile furniture with the help of associations and inhabitants of Ciutat Vella in Barcelona (Spain). The results were two wheeled kits, with a solar cooker, table, chairs and gardening tools.
Within the project of renovation of Lower Marsh Market, London’s oldest market, Aberrant Architecture has just designed a blue multi-purposed mobile stall, reusing the structure of a trailer chassis. It is a local information point, with a covered seating area, where to talk and play chess, and a tiny stage for events.
During Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013, people can enjoy a cup of coffee in the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar, designed by the Australian design firm HASSELL. The temporary installation is made of pallets and has more than 120 coffee plants.
Having a cup of tea is a poetic experience in the mobile café designed for trees by Byggstudio. After the first event held in May 2012, people can go on enjoying the tree-inspired menu in other Stockholm’s public gardens.
Built in 2011 in London, Ridleys: Temporary Restaurant by Atelier ChanChan turned a void inside a market into a new food experience. Meals with “zero food miles’” were prepared at ground-floor level, cooking the market produce and then were raised by a mechanical table up to the guests on the first floor.
On the site of the former ceramics factories of the Royal Sphinx, in the heart of Maastricht (The Netherlands), a new community space devoted to urban agricolture has born. It’s Sphinxpark, a temporary park developed by REcentre, platform for sustainable design in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, NAiM/Bureau Europa and Marres Projects.
Five Borough Farm is the new Design Trust for Public Space project with the goal of supporting the growth of urban agriculture throughout the five districts of New York City. The project maps the existing urban agricultural activities, shares useful tools to evaluate the benefits from this practise and will improve the current patchy policies about urban agriculture.
Created in Helsinki (Finland) in 2011,Restaurant Day is a one-day event that celebrates food culture. Everybody can participate setting up a pop-up restaurant in a park, on a street corner, in a sitting room or anywhere else. Next Restaurant Day will be on 19th August 2012 and will invade new cities.
Photos by Tuomas Sarparanta, Roy Bäckström, Henri Ilanen, Hanna Anttila and Heidi Uutela - All rights reserved.