In the framework of the Creative Food Cycles European initiative, the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Cataluña (IAAC), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) and Universitá Degli Studi di Genova (Italy) organised a workshop from 17 to 21 of June 2019. The aim of the workshop was to explore, with a creative approach, the potential to convert organic food waste into innovative products for consumers. The participants had the possibility to showcase their project prototypes within the 2019 edition of SUQ Intercultural Food, Art&Craft, Music Festival.

The workshop was organised in the framework of the Creative Food Cycles project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, which enhances innovative and creative practices between food, architecture, and conviviality in a transnational and European perspective.

New devices and rituals in urban food production, distribution, consumption, and disposition are designed and implemented, for extended and training and audience development, fostering the exchange of ideas and creatives in Europe. The approach merges new ways of design and digital interaction in a transdisciplinary way, exploring cultural, social, and economic innovations accelerated through the activities.

With an open and inclusive approach and with targeted communication, a deeper interconnection among architects, designers, cultural operators, institutional stakeholders, and active urban society is stimulated, combining the concept of food resilience to the cultural sphere. For dissemination and rollout, decisive enhancers are addressed, also in other cities, and innovations in education are sustainably fostered.

In the framework of the workshop, AAG’s Head of European Projects Chiara Farinea gave a lecture about Advanced Urban Farming in the urban environment.

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