Floriade Dialogues Summit
During this annual symposium - organized by Floriade and Flevo Campus - policymakers, researchers, students and young professionals gathered to discuss about questions such as: how can we make cities greener and healthier? How do you feed a city and avoid a shortage of food? How do you preserve and manage green areas in a city?
This year the summit took place in Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF), Worldwide examples of greener, healthier and more attractive cities were shared during this summit. With international and renown speakers such as Raj Patel, Charles Mann and Adriaan Geuze. And pitches from cities around the world - from Seoul to Turin and from Detroit to Almere – who participated in panel sessions on global sustainable solutions for healthy urban food supply.
A full wrap-up of the day and summary of all speakers can be found on the website of Flevo Campus via this link.
Interested in the relationship between food and cities? Mark your calendar! The next Floriade Dialogue Summit will take place March 26th, 2020.
Manifesto ‘Shorter Supply Chains’ by Flevo Campus Think Tank
Every year, Flevo Campus organizes the Think Tank in which 20 students and young professionals from different disciplines within the food sector - from architect to farmer and from caterer to student - focus on a central question. This year the question was: how can we accelerate the movement towards short food chains in the Netherlands? During four intensive Think Tank days, the participants did research, went on an excursion and attended workshops. This ultimately resulted in a joint manifesto: more food from the short chain, in which concrete advice is given to farmers, policymakers, companies and citizens.
During the Floriade Dialogues Summit on Thursday 28 March, this manifesto was presented. To draw attention to this manifesto, participants of the Think Tank deposited 1000 potatoes ‘from far’ and 1000 potatoes from nearby (Flevoland) in the central hall of Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF), where the event took place. The visitors of the Floriade Dialogues Summit were challenged to make a choice: do you opt for cheap potatoes ‘from far’, or for a local Flevo harvest with a slightly larger price tag? You can read about the preference of the Think Tank in the manifesto through this link. (Now only available in Dutch, the English version of the manifest will follow soon!)
Flevo Campus Denktank 2019
Metropolitan Food Systems
February 23rd | March 2nd | March 11th | March 20st | March 8th
Our food system is complex. We get most of what we eat from far away. Why do we eat green beans from Morocco and potatoes from Spain, while we can also buy our vegetables from the farmer nearby? Why are 'our' tomatoes transported all over the planet?