Mobile Food Collective
August 8, 2010
UHC is happy to promote other community members who are doing their part to make healthy food accessible to everyone!
From our guest blogger, Derek Layes, a student of Archeworks and member of the design team that created the Mobile Food Collective:
Images courtesy of MFC
The Mobile Food Collective
The Mobile Food Collective’s mission is to bring people together around food, and to inspire a new food culture around growing, cooking, sharing and eating.
Developed through a collaborative process in the Archeworks design program, the MFC [Mobile Food Collective] has designed a fleet of mobile structures intended to act as a traveling cultural center, to encourage a return to heritage, ownership, exchange, and connection-in essence, to make food personal again. The MFC is many things: an education/exchange platform for planting, growing and cooking; demonstrations and distribution of seeds, soil, compost, and produce; a space activator within a community event; or the centerpiece of a harvest dinner. The MFC is also designed to facilitate a variety of educational programs, ranging from design thinking exercises to farm and gardening activities with youth and community members in urban neighborhoods.
Our team has had amazing response and support so far, including the opportunity to exhibit the Mobile Food Collective in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture. We are reaching out to ask for your support of our idea and to promote awareness of our movement. We are in need of further publicity and funding to assist in completing fabrication, building a food heritage archive, and hosting cultural exchange/design workshops during our time in Italy.
Help KICKSTART their effort!