The Cook, the Farmer, his wife and their Neighbour

Last Monday, I went to the “Open Forum” at KHiO where the artist and architect Marjetica Potrč presented two of here projects. I felt really inspired by the participatory project The Cook, the Farmer, his wife and their Neighbour. It’s basically about reclaiming and redefining public space – an abandoned meadow becomes a community garden (a place to meet, share and exchange ideas and knowledge). But it’s also a return to local food production – in the middle of Amsterdam, citizens start to plant, grow, harvest and cook their own food (instead of buying and only consuming it). Karoline (who was attending the lecture as well) and me already decided that we have to do something similiar at KHiO – there is a lot of space and maybe the cafeteria can benefit from it as well :-) …

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