RGU Go Green host Carolyn Steel talk

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RGU Go Green is pleased to announce Carolyn Steel will be visiting Robert Gordon University on Thursday the 23rd of March to give a talk on Food and Cities, marking the culmination of the first stage of Go Green’s hugely successful Zero Waste Café and as a headlining act in a series of events to mark North East Climate Week. 

 

How do you feed a city? It’s a vital question and one Go Green have been facing up to through weekly experiments in our Zero Waste café. With challenges such as obesity, climate change, deforestation and pollution, the hidden costs of industrial food are destroying us and our planet. Food has shaped our bodies, homes, societies, cities and landscapes in the past; now we need to harness that power for good. Can we think and act through food to create a better, more sustainable future?

 

To provide a response to these vital issues and to celebrate all the work done by the team and dedicated Go Green volunteers we have invited Carolyn Steel to approach the issue. Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. Her 2008 book Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives is an international bestseller, and her concept of ‘sitopia’ (food-place) is widely recognized in the field of food urbanism. Carolyn has taught at Cambridge University, London Metropolitan University and the London School of Economics. A director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects in London, she is in international demand as a speaker, including a talk at TED Global in 2008.

 

‘Hungry City is a sinister real-life sequel to Animal Farm with the plot turned upside down by time in ways even George Orwell could not have foreseen’

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For Carolyn Steel’s TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/carolyn_steel_how_food_shapes_our_cities#t-921482 

 

For tickets please book on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carolyn-steel-talk-tickets-32658766249 

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