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Log 34
Spring/Summer 2015
Guest Edited by AtelierSlice,
Savinien Caracostea and Jan Åman

Between the increasingly generic urban environment and fickle new virtual platforms there is another infrastructure that connects us to our surroundings, to nature and the city: food.

Food defines cultures and identities. It embodies our individual discovery and mapping of physical environments – continents, countries, cities, neighborhoods – as well as trends in technology, creativity, and business. But in today’s world city, as the cultural specificity of cuisines is blended and produce is sourced globally, food is seen as the product of multiple systems, organic and otherwise.

By understanding food as infrastructure, with both local and global implications, the city converts food into knowledge. The rise of chefs as celebrities and the proliferation of TV shows, books, websites, and social media focused on eating reveal our fascination with food and highlight its critical importance at the heart of moral, medical, economic, cultural, and social issues.

Food infrastructure introduces a sense of time and speed into the built environment. As such, it offers a new frontier for architects and urban planners to think and act beyond the conventional limitations of their disciplines and to consider how not only shelter, but also food produces architecture and the city. As the Milan EXPO 2015 focuses the world’s attention on “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” it is clear that the solutions to these global issues require the participation of many disciplines.

Log 34 investigates this infrastructure in constant motion: from the farmer’s market to the global marketplace, where food is both knowledge and nourishment – life itself.

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015

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