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june, 2018

28jun6:30 pm- 8:30 pmBorough Talks: Food City - How has food changed London's built environment?

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Borough Market hosts debate as part of the London Festival of Architecture

“How has food production, distribution, storage, preparation, consumption, waste and culture changed London’s built environment? How has London changed food? What does the future hold?”

These questions will be debated during a thought provoking evening of discussion hosted by London’s oldest food market, Borough Market, in partnership with architects DLA Design and the Cambridge University Land Society.

As part of the London Festival of Architecture – the world’s largest annual architecture festival – Borough Market is organising a special public debate bringing together experts from the worlds of architecture and food, to explore the impact that food has on our capital city. The talk will take place in Borough Market’s recently completed communal hub, Jubilee Place. The audience will also be invited to sample a delicious spread of food and drink provided by Borough Market’s traders.

Tickets are £17.50 and include opportunities to ask questions at the end of the talks as well as a superb spread of food and drink provided by Borough Market traders. Tickets are available from Eventbrite:

Speakers who will bring their unique views to the debate include:
• Carolyn Steel – architect, lecturer and writer who has combined architectural practice with teaching and research into the relationship between food and cities.

• Kate Hofman – CEO and co-founder of GrowUp Urban Farms, which produces sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing techniques.

• Joanna Lewis – Trustee of the Food Ethics Council and Strategy and Policy Director for Soil Association Food for Life, an award-winning national programme which is about making good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are.

• Donald Hyslop – Chair of Borough Market and Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships at TATE. Donald is also Chair of Better Bankside, the business-led regeneration body for SE1.

Donald Hyslop, Chair of Borough Market’s Board of Trustees, said: “Borough Market has been serving the people of London for 1,000 years, and that extraordinary heritage is an important part of the market’s appeal. With architecture ranging from the Victorian, to Art Deco, to the modern day, Borough Market is an iconic space, which combines the historic with 21st Century innovation. Jubilee Place provides a stimulating setting for what we believe will be a lively and engaging discussion about the relationship between food, communities and London’s built environment.”


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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