Future Food/Future City is an open-air demonstration of possibility; an imagined future for the city’s public spaces, and a re-examined illustration of how our rooftops, gardens, streets, and schools could be transformed into green spaces that bring communities together and transform livelihoods. It introduces a holistic approach that tackles different parts of the food chain; the way food is grown, processed, transported, consumed, reused, and recycled.
The swiftly evolving food technologies of hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics are revolutionizing the way we produce our food and utilize and interpret our cities and countrysides. The exhibition engages audiences in a leap into the future with the use of digital tools, as well as a return to past artisanal rituals, common resources, and agricultural practices of organic farming and permaculture.
Text by Amman Design Week,Video by Labiba Productions
“Amman Design Week is an annual immersive experience in local and regional design and culture. Focused on creating a forum for learning, exchange and collaboration, this platform empowers designers through its comprehensive program of large-scale curated exhibitions, workshops, talks, and events.
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Under the theme of Possibilities, the designers behind Greening The Camps created several modular system structures, used as information booths and food kiosks, which were reused as urban rooftop farms in Gaza Camp, Jerash.
Funded by Investbank and supported by Yasamin Landscape and Gardening.
As a continuation to the Future Food / Future City showcase at Amman Design Week 2019, Greening the Camps’ pieces were moved to the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jerash and were repurposed as farming and food growing booths.
To assure a fruitful implementation of the project, the families were closely involved in the building process and participate in educative workshops about urban farming and plant care.
Photos by Arthur Delarge