Designing for Food and Agriculture: Recent Explorations at Ryerson University

Abstract:

Recently, architecture faculty and students at Ryerson University in Toronto, and at a number of other universities, have been exploring the  role that planners, landscape designers, and architects can play in the process of conceiving and implementing innovative food-system thinking. This paper will show how Ryerson tackled agricultural and food issues as design challenges in projects that included first-year community investigations, student-run design competitions, third-year studio projects and complex final-year thesis projects. These projects that dealt with food issues proved to be excellent entry points for addressing a range of design challenges including social inclusion, cultural context, community design and sustainable building practices.

Citation:

Joe Nasr, June Komisar, and Mark Gorgolewski “Designing for Food and Agriculture: Recent Explorations at Ryerson University”Open House International 34(2): 2009

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