IAAC Round Table – Edible; Or, the Architecture of Metabolism
Moderators: Areti Markopoulou, Lydia Kallipoliti
Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 19:30 (CEST)
Location: Online – Zoom
Round Table Topic
Edible; Or, the Architecture of Metabolism is the topic selected for the forthcoming Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2022) exploring architectural strategies for urban food production and integrating operations that use by-products of urban life into the built environment, replacing traditional linear systems with circular models that limit material and resource loss.
The appointed Head Curators of the TAB 2022 Areti Markopoulou and Lydia Kallipoliti will be discussing with guest panelists Mae-Ling Lokko and Richard Ballard on alternative forms of urban farming and on processes of upcycling food waste for the creation of healthy building materials. The wider discussion will include reflections on the urgency of productivity in cities, the challenges and opportunities for circular design and upcycling and the geopolitical implications of food production, distribution and consumption. New “farm to fork” and “waste to matter” strategies will be presented alongside the possibilities of local self-sufficiency and, among others, the role of technology in the above.