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Farm City
Forum: Imagining the Future
of Urban Agriculture

Saturday, September 25, 2010
1pm, 3pm, and 5pm

Full Day Package Available with Reduced Price Tickets to All Three Talks—Buy Now!

FIAF, Le Skyroom
Co-curated by Eyebeam

   
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Part of the series Farm City: Where Are You Growing?

Farm City concludes with an “unconference” of lively participant-driven discussions in collaboration with Eyebeam Art + Technology, exploring how to shape the future of urban agriculture. Sessions will bring together artists, farmers, urban planners, architects, food activists, and authors envisioning the transformative possibilities of urban agriculture as a means to generate new thinking and experimental action for a more sustainable future.

In addition, everyone is invited to participate in Farm City TALK!, a web-based knowledge-sharing platform where users may:

  • Discuss proposed topics prior to the Forum
  • Offer questions to be posed at each of the three Sessions
  • Submit questions for Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
  • Discuss real or imagined ideas for enhancing urban agriculture

Farm City TALK! will also be used in real-time during the discussions themselves.

Details on each of the three discussions follow.
You may purchase individual tickets to individual discussions, or get tickets to all three at a reduced price!

Session I
1–2:30pm
Novella Carpenter and Talk-Back Panel
Opening Presentation: Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Narrated Presentation: “One Woman’s Descent into Urban Farming Madness”
Talk-Back Panel: Where you growing?
Featuring: Megan Paska, Brooklyn Homesteaders and Karen Washington, NY Community Gardening Coalition react!

Session II
3–4:30pm
PechaKucha*
10 x 10: Visionary Urban Agriculture Projects
10 presentations, each made up of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each. 6 minutes & 40 seconds per presentation.

  1. Dan Wood, Artist/Architect, Work.AC – P.F. 1 and Brooklyn Edible Schoolyard
  2. Francesca Miazzo, Planner/Professor, CITIES the Magazine – Farming the City
  3. Mary Mattingly, Artist – “The Waterpod”
  4. Meredith TenHoor, Writer – Farm Cities: History of Urban Utopianism
  5. Jennifer Nelkin, Farmer, GothamGreens.com
  6. Gita Nandan, Architect/Planner, ThreadCollective.com — FiveBoro Farm
  7. Daniel Bowman Simon – Activist – WHO Garden and People’s Garden NYC
  8. Mara Gittelman, Parks/Just Food  — Farming Concrete
  9. Stacey Murphy, Farmer/Architect, Bk Farmyards
  10. Adam Prince & Christina Wiles, Artists/Writers – Artistic & Social Practices in Urban Farming

Possible addition of two surprise presenters . . . . TBA
*PechaKucha devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture.

Session III
5–6:30pm
Crowd Source Panel: Envision Urban Agriculture in 5 Years
Moderator: Majora Carter, Activist, Majora Carter Group, Sustainable South Bronx, MacArthur Fellow
Christina Grace, Urban Food Systems, NY Agriculture & Market
Maria Aiolova, Architect, Terraform ONE
Rev. Robert Ennis Jackson, Farmer/Community Organizer – Bed Stuy Farm – Brooklyn Rescue Mission
Tattfoo Tan, Artist, Sustainable Organic Stewardship
Annie Novak, Farmer, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
+ 2 more surprise additions... TBA

 

Single Discussion
FIAF Members $10
Non-Members $15

All Three Discussions
FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $30

Venue
FIAF, Le Skyroom
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Subway
4, 5, 6 to 59th St
N, R, W to Fifth Ave
E to 53rd St & Fifth Ave

 

A Three Weekend Series!
Farm City: Where Are You Growing?
A Celebration of Urban Agriculture

Over three weekends, Farm City celebrates Urban Agriculture and explores the possibilities of a new agrarian future within the current urban reality. Components include: Farm City Fair, Farm City Film, Farm City Tour, and Farm City Forum, spotlighting the work of artists, farmers, activists, planners, architects, chefs, and foodies, all devoting themselves to feeding the city both culturally and agriculturally.

Farm City is co-curated with Derek Denckla, editor of thegreenest.net and founder of FarmCity.US.

 

Related Events

Farm City Fair
Sept 12

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Farm City Films
Sept 12 & 14

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Farm City Tour
Sept 18 & 19

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Farm City is supported in part by Nespresso.

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