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Carrot City Canada Exhibition in Cambridge, ON

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Date: September 25 - November 12, 2017
Hours: Monday - Friday 12:00 to 5:00
Saturday 10:00 to 12:30, 1:00 to 5:00
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00
Location of Exhibit: Idea Exchange Design at Riverside, 7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
Reception: Monday October 2, 2017, 7:00pm
Panel: Monday October 23, 2017, 6:30pm
For more details, see: Carrot City Canada

Carrot City Canada explores how design can enable the production of food in Canadian cities. By examining the connection between urbanism, design, and food the exhibit demonstrates how design can be used to bring healthy food systems closer to home, showcasing design work that challenges the urban-rural and form-function dichotomies. While the Carrot City initiative looks at design work from many countries, this exhibit focuses on the innovative design found in Canada.

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Carrot City is a research initiative that explores how design can enable the production of food in cities. It examines the relationships between design and urban food systems according to five categories: Carrot City is a research initiative that explores how design can enable the production of food in cities. It examines the relationships between design and urban food systems according to five categories: City, Community & Knowledge, Housing, Rooftops and Components for growing.

Building on a 2008 symposium Carrot City was conceived by students and faculty at the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, as an exhibit held in early 2009 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Since then, the initiative has expanded into a traveling exhibit that has been shown at a number of venues around North America, Europe and Africa. To date, content from this exhibit has been translated into Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and Thai. A book by the curators, based on the exhibit, was published by The Monacelli Press in September of 2011. A number of publications, presentations and symposia have also emerged from the initiative or profited from the wealth of information collected for it. The initiative aims to disseminate ideas and knowledge about best practices in urban agriculture.

To that end this website contains a comprehensive repository of the Carrot City initiative and is intended as a research tool for anyone who is interested in the links between design and food in today's cities. Carrot City was conceived by students and faculty at the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, as an exhibit held in early 2009 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Since then, the initiative has expanded into a traveling exhibit that has been shown at a number of venues around North America, Europe and Africa. To date, content from this exhibit has been translated into Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and Thai. A book by the curators, based on the exhibit, was published by The Monacelli Press in September of 2011. A number of publications, presentations and symposia have also emerged from the initiative or profited from the wealth of information collected for it. The initiative aims to disseminate ideas and knowledge about best practices in urban agriculture. To that end this website contains a comprehensive repository of the Carrot City initiative and is intended as a research tool for anyone who is interested in the links between design and food in today's cities.