ideasSPACE with Carolyn Steel, Leading Thinker on Food + Cities
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not eaten well.”
This year has shown us the fragility in the boundary between wilderness and human habitat, but at the same time the balance between cities and the landscape that feeds them is growing further apart.
This connection between cities and food, between people and food influences everything. The way we live, the biodiversity crisis, the climate crisis, our mood and happiness, and how society functions and comes together, so we have to look at the relationship between cities and food with more scrutiny if we are to shape places where we can live well, love well, and think well.
Carolyn Steel is an architect, author and leading thinker on food and cities. Her 2008 book Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives has won international acclaim and her concept of ‘sitopia’ (food-place) has gained broad recognition across a wide range of fields in academia, industry and the arts.
Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World the sequel to Hungry City was published in March 2020.