Design Feeds the Planet

Andrew Milligan, Nansi Van Geetsom, David Collins, Davide Fassi, Giuliano Gavin, Miaosen Gong, Marion Meyer

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“Design Feeds the Planet” continues GIDE’s ethos of delivering dynamic interdisciplinary and intercultural experiences that reflect the ethical, social and cultural dimensions of 21st C design education. Food security is widely accepted as a critical global challenge filtering into the research strategies of global institutions. As a sustainable issues, how we feed the planet is embodied in the 2015 Milan EXPO, (the 34th universal EXPO and its core theme os “Feeding the planet, energy for life” drives new global scenarios focused on health, wellbeing and food security, and is expressed through tangible architectural touch-points, exhibition and design. But the relationships between the growth of food and the growth of cities is relatively new. How might we introduce such security issues to future generations of practicing designers’? GIDE annually brings together students, academics, researchers and stakeholders together to investigate contemporary social-ethical-cultural problems through intercultural design collaboration. From February 2014 till October 2015 students and educators, from eight countries worked on (local) food-related design concepts across a range of city sites – conceptualised as ‘urban left-overs’ to reflect the theme “Design Feeds the Planet”. The intellectual edge and the research thrust driving the GIDE Mechelen workshop week (in Feb 2014) was delivered by key note Carolyne Steele, author of ‘Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives’. This e-publication represents outcomes from interior architecture / design, visual communication, industrial design, interaction and service design related disciplines from the eight GIDE partner schools’. It outlines the research themes driving the collaboration and discusses the creative responses initially triggered at the experimental workshop hosted by the Interior Design, Thomas More University College Mechelen, Belgium in Feb 2014..
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMechelen, Belgium
PublisherGIDE Group for International Design Education
Commissioning bodyGroup for International Design Education
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2015

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  • future
  • Internalisation
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Milligan, A., Van Geetsom, N., Collins, D., Fassi, D., Gavin, G., Gong, M., & Meyer, M. (2015). Design Feeds the Planet. Mechelen, Belgium: GIDE Group for International Design Education.
Milligan, Andrew ; Van Geetsom, Nansi ; Collins, David ; Fassi, Davide ; Gavin, Giuliano ; Gong, Miaosen ; Meyer, Marion. / Design Feeds the Planet. Mechelen, Belgium : GIDE Group for International Design Education, 2015. 26 p.
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Mechelen, Belgium : GIDE Group for International Design Education, 2015. 26 p.

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