Lunch Box Talks: food and architecture

24 Jun 2010 – 1 Jul 2010

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Alan Baxter Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Architecture Centre Network presents an exciting series of three Lunch Box Talks as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2010. Join us for discussions to explore the significant, and sometimes controversial, relationship between food and the built environment across the UK — from healthy fast food to edible towns. Book now at Tickets cost £6 per talk including a lunch box from Farm Collective, who are committed to providing the best UK farm sourced food. - FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND LIVESTOCK IN LONDON'S SQUARE MILE Thursday 24 June 1 - 1.50pm (please arrive at 1pm prompt) The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL Find out how Mitchell Taylor Workshop's proposal for a temporary use of the ‘cheese grater' development site (in the City of London's Leadenhall Street) offered an innovative and cost-effective solution for keeping a large, empty site vibrant. This exciting proposal could be adopted as a model for other disused sites across the UK. A presentation by Piers Taylor of Mitchell Taylor Workshop, in conversation with Gillian Fearnyough, director of The Architecture Centre, Bristol. Book now at - GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY! FOOD, PASSION AND PLACE Tuesday 29 June 1 - 1.50pm (please arrive at 1pm prompt) The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL Can we experience food with all of our senses once it has been through a 'process' or do we need to be part of the process ourselves? Has our love of food been stifled? Heather Hilburn, director of Shape East will talk with Richard Morris from the National Trust about the Wimpole Estate farm in Cambridgeshire, on reconnecting with the land and our senses. Book now at - DO PLACES MAKE YOU FAT? Thursday 1 July 1 - 1.50pm (please arrive at 1pm prompt) The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL Can fast food be healthy? How far can increased obesity be attributed to diet or sedentary lifestyle? How can the planning and design of the built environment influence how and what we eat when we're on the move? Julia Ellis, director of MADE, presents key findings from ‘Lessons to Take-Away' — a conference on planning, health and fast food lifestyles — with Alan Goodman, senior planner at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Julia Ellis said: Lessons to Take-Away on 30 June, is an agenda setting national conference with leading professionals and the latest research from planning, health and the food industry. Discussions centre on how the planning and design of places really can make us fat, particularly in relation to fast food lifestyles, young people and schools. This lunch box talk will be the first opportunity to hear about the outcomes of the conference and the lessons which delegates took away!"

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