Food and the City

15:00 - 17:00
Auditorium 2
Philip De Langes Alle 10
1435 København K

Following the exhibition ‘Circular Economy in architechture and design’, KADK presents an open seminar series wich focuses on themes as interaction between architechture, nature and circular design. The seminar series draws on knowledge and experience from some of the worlds leading architects and designers in the field.

We live in cities. Food is produced in the countryside. Or so we are used to think. But what is the future relation of cities and food production? Can architecture invent new ways of integrating farming and city life? What is the importance of food production for the liveability and sustainability of cities? 

This lecture is conducted by Sinus Lynge, Partner of EFFEKT, Jeff Risom, Partner and Managing Director at Gehl, and Nee Rentz-Petersen from KADK. In the lecture they will provide danish and global perspectives on the interactions of urban living and food production. Sinus Lynge will present EFFEKT’s ReGen Villages that aims to do for eco-villages what Tesla has done for electric cars. Jeff Risom will provide a global perspective on food production as a driver of urban culture. Nee Rentz-Petersen will discuss how and to what extent food production can be taken to scale in urban environments and industrial areas. 

Good buildings on a small planet

/ Four seminars on sustainable architecture

The new book Good buildings on a small planet portrays eight Danish architects who are currently pushing the boundaries of sustainable architecture. In four public seminars KADK and author Rasmus Rune Nielsen have invited the architects of the book and other eminent thinkers and doers to present recent work and discuss how architecture can create the everyday framework for the green transition. It is about bringing the circular economy to life, designing with nature to promote community, reinventing food production as a part of city life and taking the Nordic design tradition into the future. Simply put. It is about designing good buildings on a small planet.