Mobile Food Collective
The Mobile Food Collective is a project designed to bring people together around food, and inspire a new food culture around growing, cooking, sharing and eating.
Developed through the Archeworks interdisciplinary design program in Chicago, the MFC has prototyped a fleet of mobile structures—a roving harvest table, together with satellite bikes and trailers—intended to act as a traveling cultural center, to encourage a return to heritage, ownership, exchange, and connection—in essence, to make food personal again.
The collective is many things: an education/exchange platform for planting, growing and cooking; demonstrations and distribution of seeds, soil, compost, and produce; a space activator within a community event; or the centerpiece of a harvest dinner.
The MFC is also designed to facilitate a variety of educational programs, ranging from design thinking exercises to farm and gardening activities with youth and community members in urban neighborhoods.
To learn more about the project, check out the kickstarter page.
The team has had amazing response and support so far, including the opportunity to exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture. We are reaching out to ask for support and to promote awareness of our movement. We are in need of further publicity and funding to assist in completing fabrication, building a food heritage archive, and hosting cultural exchange/design workshops during our time in Italy.
Please pass the word to others who may have an interest in this project—every dollar, email forward, re-tweet, and blog post helps...