LET'S FEED NYC
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | MSAUD | SUMMER 2013 | WITH: ISHITA GAUR, JUN PENG, ZALINA SAPIE, SUN JOO PARK
A FUTURE FOOD SYSTEM
A critical reading of New York City’s food supply system reveals opportunities of possible synergies between the location of food desserts, in all 5 boroughs, and under utilized public schools and facilities. By tapping into the educational system, its facilities and its public bus system it is now possible to rethink the mono use of these educational infrastructure towards a more interwoven nature of collaboration.
The project proposes the micro scale production of fruit and vegetables on the public school’s ground which will plug in to the curriculum of the education system. These facilities can also act as afternoon and weekend food markets and host a variety of after school activities which will take advantage of the limited time the facility is being used during the day/year.
Let’s Feed NYC is a dynamic and urban food campaign. The identity of this campaign are the baskets that are used to distribute small daily portions of fruits and vegetables to the homes of the school kids.
These baskets serves as an identity as well as a highly flexible campaign that its modularity presents opportunity to construct it as a market stand over the weekends or be hanged on the school buses that transport children to/from their homes.