Food and cities are intrinsically connected. Yet it is precisely in cities that we are less and less aware of this, as the production and processing of most of our food now takes place far away from where we live, out of sight and mind. The consequences of this global food system, however, become increasingly visible to us as city dwellers. Yet it is also in the city, that we can start to look for answers.

In order to unravel the complex relationship between food and cities, an international group of students participated in “The Urban Food Experience”, an interdisciplinary three-week summer school in Amsterdam. They used the city of Amsterdam both as a case to investigate, and as a laboratory to experiment in. This blog series reports on this experience.

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Pizza and Food Waste Problem Solving

THE ORIGINAL MEAL DOESN’T NEED TO BE FOUND! Today, feeding the world’s...

September 1, 2017 By Elsher, Khadija, Justin

What’s the Buzzz?

Un-Yucking the Insect on our Plate In line with our summer school programme...

August 28, 2017 By Kerstin, Christiane & Mattia

From Space to Place: The Role of Disruptive Food Projects

SPACE VS. PLACE Temporary, disruptive sustainability projects are criticized...

August 24, 2017 By Catherine

Art of Ponics

ENTERING THE WORLD OF MEDIAMATIC On the 12 of July, 2017 we visited Mediamatic...

August 10, 2017 By Jeffers Kuo, Izzy Goodman, Viktoria Balandina, Sophie Valcour

Eating Cities: When Food Creates Places - Mediamatic & De Kaskantine

  Food, cities, and futures are transformed when groups of people...

August 7, 2017 By Zuzana

Back to the basics in Amsterdam: Kitchen chef’s on waste and leftovers

Mediamatic ETEN is a forward thinking restaurant that combines food with...

August 2, 2017 By Oldsen, Eleazar, Egbo