UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 05 APRIL 2012
Carrot City, an international exhibition focusing upon the idea of urban agriculture, is to visit Birmingham City University this month.
Showcasing projects from around the world, Carrot City sets out to increase interest to grow food locally and in urban environments, encouraging the use of available spaces such as rooftops and derelict sites for food growth.
Having previously been shown in Toronto, New York, Casablanca and several cities in Germany, this will be the first time the free exhibition has visited the UK. Professor Peter Larkham, co-ordinator of the exhibition and Associate Head of School from the University’s Birmingham School of the Built Environment (BSBE) said: “The ideas behind the exhibition are becoming increasingly important as we think more about sustainability and climate change. This leads us to think about how far our food has to travel before we eat it and how we can make better use of leftover spaces in our cities”.
The exhibition will include a range of projects and design proposals by professional designers, as well as recently completed and projects in progress by students.
Carrot City will be based at the University’s Millennium Point campus and runs 10 – 20 April 2012. The exhibition will then move to Edible Eastside in Digbeth, a derelict site which has recently been transformed into a contemporary urban garden, and MADE, a display space in Newhall Square.