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The Urban Foodscape: A New Frontier for Design and Policy

New location – The Urban Foodscape: A New Frontier for Design and Policy

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 AT 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

New location - The Urban Foodscape: A New Frontier for Design and Policy

Please note the location is now Kellen Auditorium at 66 Fifth Avenue.

Speaker: Rositsa T. Ilieva, PTF Parsons SCE and SPE Milano

Hosts: Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor and Director, AAS Interior Design

The urban foodscape – from field to fork – has long been shaped by decisions taken either in the board rooms of large international corporations or by sector-bound national government agencies. Over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore its civic and ecological role.

In this talk, based on her book Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North, Dr. Rositsa Ilieva will contend that, over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore urban foodscapes’ civic and ecological role and dismantle the notion of food as a mere commodity, far-removed from the professions claiming expertise in the built environment.

Featured Discussants:

Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor, Research Director at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Carolin Mees, Architect, PT Faculty at Parsons SCE, SDS, ADHT

Clare Miflin, Architect, Kiss + Cathcart Architects

Fabio Parasecoli, Professor, Director of Food Studies Initiatives, SPE

Sponsored by Parsons School of Design School of Constructed Environments.

Co-sponsors: Food Studies Program at The New School of Public Engagement and the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC).

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