Posted by Carolyn on February 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm

This year I will be a visiting research fellow and lecturer at Wageningen University, where I will be working with Han Wiskerke, Chair of the Rural Sociology Group, to explore sitopian themes around Food and the City. Wageningen has one of the largest agriculture-based research and teaching programmes in the world, so it should be an ideal environment to test out the dilemmas and paradoxes of feeding cities. Han originally trained as a plant biologist, and I am an architect, so together we come from very different fields, but having spent two days talking with him and his colleagues, it is clear that, through food, we have found a common language. I am sure it is going to be a very fruitful collaboration, which I am looking forward to very much.

For more info on the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen, click here

2 Responses

  1. Lennart Verhoeven Says:

    Hello Carolyn,

    I am a student at Wageningen University and I’d like to know whether you’ll be giving seminars in Wageningen. If so, when and to which course do I have to register?

  2. Craig Verzone Says:

    Dear Carolyn,

    The IFLA World Conference is coming to Zurich in June 2011 and they have announced a request for sessions. I am proposing to organize a session around the topic of Food Urbanism and am familiar with your book Hungry City. Given the nature of your seminal work, I would very much like your participation in our proposed session.

    Like many professional conferences, travel, accommodations and honoraria are unpaid. In spite of this, are you interested in proposing a paper based upon your research concerning productive urban landscapes?

    Other confirmed participants include:

    André Viljoen – author of CPULs, Senior Lecturer – University of Brighton, http://artsresearch.brighton.ac.uk/research/academic/viljoen
    Pierre Donadieu – author of Campagnes Urbaines, professor Ecole nationale supérieure du paysage, Versaille http://www.amazon.com/Campagnes-urbaines-French-Pierre-Donadieu/dp/2742720235
    Daniel Roehr – Assistant Professor UBC, Director of Greenskins Lab
    Dorothée Imbert – Director of Washington University Sam Fox School of Design Landscape Architecture Program http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/news/2680, http://dirt.asla.org/2010/02/17/harvard-design-magazine-focuses-on-landscape-architecture/

    To learn more regarding the conference, follow this link to see the IFLA announcement. http://www.ifla2011.com/ If this interests you, I would need your abstract (7’000 characters) and a short cv by April 23th.

    I would thoroughly enjoy your input and participation!

    Craig Verzone

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.