Food As A Commons
People go hungry not because of a shortage of production, but because the food available is too expensive, or they lack the land to grow it on. In California, the prototype of a combined social, political and technical solution has been launched which promises to unlock the food system crisis.
Between Sorrel And Supertanker
John Thackara reviews the recent Doors of Perception xskool.
10.27.11: Courtney Drake & Deirdre Cerminaro with William Drenttel
Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography
This bibiography surveys the literature of social design — the spectrum from design process and thinking to the zones of social innovation.
Just Keep Truckin'
David Rockwell-designed truck for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
MSC Greenhouse Project
On learning about science, nutrition and politics at the Manhattan School for Children.
A conversation with WORKac architect Dan Wood about design, food and cities.
Report on Conflict Kitchen, a project by artists affiliated with Carnegie Mellon to foster cross-cultural understanding through food.
Aspen Design Summit: Update 09.25.10
Dateline Aspen. An on-going report on progress on the six projects developed at the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009.
Food Not Bombs
Report on Food Not Bombs, an activist network, now about to turn 30, that distributes free vegan meals.
09.09.10: Sculpture by Mara Haseltine
Oyster Island, Mara Haseltine's sculpture created to revive the oyster reefs that once flourished in and near New York City.
In the Netherlands, designer Damian O'Sullivan conceives of floating greenhouses converted from tourist boats.
Whole, Whole on the Range
As a juror on the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, John Thackara reviews the highlight.
Elizabeth Helman Minchilli,
Rome Sustainable Food Project
Alice Waters has been working tirelessly to change the way we eat in America. Four years ago, she sent chef Mona Talbott overseas to reform the kitchens of the American Academy in Rome.
St. Augustine School Chicken Project
Report on the sustainability program at St. Augustine parochial school in the South Bronx.
Aspen Design Summit Report: Sustainable Food and Childhood Obesity
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Sustainable Food Project focused on accelerating the shift from a global, abstract food system to a regional, real food system via a robust portfolio of activities — including a grand challenge and a series of youth-engagement programs.
11.21.09: By Dona Ann McAdams
Dona Ann McAdams photograph featured in an exhibition at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, New York.
Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report
Initial report on the 2009 Aspen Design Summit, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute.
10.06.09: Justin Partyka
The East Anglians
Image from photographer Justin Partyka's series, The East Anglians, about the decline of rural culture in the UK.
Report on Pig 05049
, a book cataloging all of the products made from a single pig, which won the 2009 INDEX award in the Playful Learning category
Report on the Chulha stove designed by Philips to reduce indoor air pollution in developing countries.
Report on Project M at Winterhouse's Pizza Farm event in rural Connecticut in August 2009.
Alternative Trade Networks and the Coffee System
Alterative trade networks are emerging in the coffee industry, attempting to eliminate the middle man.