Foodprint NYC

I’m thrilled to announce that Edible Geography has teamed up with Sarah Rich to host a public event here in New York City next month; it will take place at Studio-X and will also be broadcast on Columbia University’s iTunes U channel.

Nicola’s own description of the day’s themes says it best:

The free afternoon program will consist of four panel discussions: “Zoning Diet,” about the hidden corsetry of policy, access, and economics that gives shape to urban food distribution; “Culinary Cartography,” a look at the kinds of things we can learn about New York City when we map its food types and behaviors; “Edible Archaeology,” about the socio-economic forces, technical innovations, and events that have shaped New York food history, in the context of the present; and “Feast, Famine, and Other Scenarios,” an opportunity to collaboratively speculate on changes to the edible landscape of New York in both the near and distant future.

Each panel, she adds, will feature “a range of voices, including designers, policy-makers, flavor scientists, culinary historians, architects, anthropologists, health professionals, and food producers and retailers.” The line-up so far looks amazing, and a public announcement of all confirmed speakers should be up soon.

So if you’re interested in how food shapes cities, from urban culture to built geography, mark your calendar—and I hope to see some of you there.

Foodprint NYC will take place on Saturday, February 27, from 1-5:30 p.m., at Studio-X, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York City. Here’s a map.

5 thoughts on “Foodprint NYC”

  1. In europe you'll find lots of sylhetis who are involved in the curry business. Fifty years back when many of them migrated to England, started their curry business some of whom are celebrity chefs now. The interesting part is because of them you'll find southeast asian foods in the daily diet of many Europians. Whereas KFC or Mcdonald is changing the food habit of many south asian countries. Maybe in the future there will be a total swap of food habit among east and west.

  2. Hello Geoff,

    I am studying architecture (first year) at the University of Westminster in London and we have these lectures every week where architects and other people with interesting topics come to talk. If by any chance would be in London it would be amazing if a lecture could be arranged. Will McLean and Pete Silver are the two tutors in charge of the department.

    Sorry about the change of topic, and by the way I love the chapter on The Underground in your book. Tomorrow night we're going for some UE with some people from the course!
    Again, a truly great read and also very inspiring!

    Samuel Michaëlsson

  3. Samuel, I might be in London in May; feel free to drop me a line, via bldgblog at gmail, and we can hopefully plan a talk. Thanks! And have fun exploring the underground.

  4. Dear Geoff,
    Foodprint NYC seems a very interesting and, more important, ultimately relevant program. It might be interesting to know that Stroom Den Haag (The Hague, Netherlands) is running the program 'Foodprint. Food for the city' since spring 2009. Obviously it shares many topics with the Foodprint NYC program.
    The program includes a design-studio of Winy Maas and The Why Factory on a large-scale pigfarm in the centre of our city.
    As a result of our culinary cartography we've produced a cityguide that 'opens up' the city of The Hague through food.
    From Feb 4 – 7 we're organizing a Foodprint filmprogram.
    Just refer to: And our Foodprint blog (mainly in Dutch, unfortunately):

    Thanks for your great blog!!
    Arno van Roosmalen

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