"Three expert speakers will share their perspectives on food and farming, and how design might be a useful tool to address the challenges involved.
Current farming techniques are efficient, but unsustainable and often unethical. And will they be enough to provide for everyone in a near future when the population of the world is predicted to hit nine billion?
John Thackara is Director of Doors of Perception, and author of the bestseller “In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World”; Roland Bonney is Director of the Farm Animal Initiative, campaigning to improve animal welfare and create viable sustainable alternatives for farmers; and Clare Patey Curator at Feast on the Bridge, an unmissable feature during the annual Thames Festival, London.
Design practitioners have long been trying to convince business, government and the ‘ordinary’ public of the important role that design plays in our everyday lives. Now more and more non-designers are starting to recognise just how powerful design thinking is, when trying to solve all sorts of problems. Design is so much more than making something look good – it could just help feed the world!"
Official Website: http://www.designlondon.net/content.php?c=87
Added by nico_macdonald on September 21, 2009