Structures / Processes
The Belly and the City
On utopia and reason in the new municipal politics of food.
With: Markthalle Neun + Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Whether village, city or metropolis, the existence of a city, the condensed coexistence of people, has always been dependent on the supply of food. This applies even more in the radically urbanized conditions of late modernity – and yet it is at least as radically ignored. Food is what is welded into the supermarket shelves. These things do not necessarily fill our bodies and souls: streamlined, industrialized food production is increasingly lacking in answers to these questions of the future. Chipping away at the confidence of consumers.
At the invitation of the Markthalle Neun and the Bildungswerk Berlin of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the edible city will be presenting food culture researcher Dominik Flammer, who is currently involved in his almost encyclopaedic commitment to the “Culinary Heritage of the Alps” in a Culinarium Alpinum. From the St Gallen center of excellence for gastronomy, agriculture and food production. And the author and spatial planner Philipp Stierand, who – as Germany’s most versed expert for a sustainable municipal nutrition policy is also a mentor of civil society nutrition councils.