INTERACT 2013 Workshop: Urban Agriculture: A Growing Field of Research (Sep 2013, Cape Town, South Africa)

Date: 3 September 2013
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Deadline for submission: UPDATED 19 May 2013

Growing food presents diverse challenges and opportunities within the urban environment. As cities develop, population density rises, land prices rise, and the opportunity to use land for traditional farming and gardening diminishes. Counter to this trend there are a growing number of both community gardens, city farms, ‘guerilla gardening’, effective use of rooftop gardens, pot plants, windowsill herbs and backyard gardens cropping up in different cities, all with a purpose to produce local food, supplemented in part by food co-op organisations. This workshop brings together practitioners and researchers in the field of urban agriculture and HCI to explore the different forms of growing practice and the sustainable impact of locally grown produce.

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2nd Agrindustrial Design Symposium / 2nd Product and Service Design Symposium and Exhibition on Agricultural Industries: Mediterranean/Food/Design (April 2012, Turkey)

Dates: 26-18 April 2012
Location: Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 1 November 2011

Designers, researchers and educators specifically studying the role of design in industries of food and drink are invited to constitute an international platform where value-added and sustainable products and services of Mediterranean food culture will be discussed.

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