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Over the past decade, there has been a steady emergence of community engagement in urban food production. This paper considers how design activism is expressed through urban gardening and how citizens are seeking to transform and challenge the quality of urban space through two case studies. By situating urban gardening within design, the paper proposes new platforms of engagement for designers, while considering a more inclusive model of what constitutes design practice.
|Keywords:||Urban Gardening, Design Activism, Urban Intervention|
Graduate Student, School of Industrial Design, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Professor, Department of Planning, Design, and Technology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy