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Carolyn Steel

Architect / Writer

1/5: The original conception of her book Hungry City

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Carolyn Steel

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2/5: The importance of having a philosophy - 'the full verticality of life'

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Carolyn Steel

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3/5: The ever evolving notebook : scraps of paper, treasury tags, sorted

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Carolyn Steel

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4/5: Organising workflow to achieve space and start working

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Carolyn Steel

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How can a city be described through what it eats? Itís a topic of huge importance to our future, as governments, researchers, urban developers, design groups and community networks look for ways to effect change from below, making the links between consumption, production and resource-use more visible in our daily lives. Carolyn Steel offers an enthusiastic response in her book The Hungry City.

Whilst there has been a resurgence in thought about sustainability, Carolynís cross disciplinary approach places the ethics of eating at the centre of urban planning. Her book maps the influence of food production, transport and commerce on the geography of city spaces.

Beginning the project in a fit of passion, it wasnít until much later that the size of the project revealed itself. Despite itís daunting scale, she was able to keep the project open and fluid by combining traditional research with a chaotic note-taking system. Her writing carries the energy of her speech and gesticulation, helping us digest a topic of real importance that begins with the body but can only be solved through the coming together of many creative minds.

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