Urban Meal Mine

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Architecture August 20, 2018 November 30, 2018

Food is one of the most fundamental elements of human existence. Looking back, the way we produce, store and consume food has evolved greatly. Mass consumerism through supermarkets and even online mediums is slowly changing how we perceive, acquire and consume food. This has raised issues like overconsumption, poor quality, high wastage and an over-dependence on manufacturing agencies. In the long run our perception of fresh foods/fruits will be completely eroded by advertisements and fancy packaging, which can have irreversible impacts on health, and hence, the human evolution cycle.

The time to intervene is now.

As a designer how can you bring farming to the cities where people can see, participate or celebrate cultivation – and understand what they eat, much better? Where not only awareness related to food is available, but as a community we become more responsible for our actions. How can you change the image of cities as the ones that only consume, to ones that contribute too? Or make farming so easy for people using technologies of today that makes it easy for people to grow it in their homes? Urban meal mine1(n), is a place where people can generate/learn/contribute to grow food for their city. This is usually located in the heart of the city where skilled labour + abundant transport + short distance logistics + faster production technologies can break even revenue over the high cost land it occupies.

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