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NFS: New Public Design

Louis Pohl - Foodhall Project

Richard White - Anarchist geographies, Sheffield.

followed by a FHine Dining communal meal.


How do we better design and create the architecture of mutual aid, reciprocity, co-operation, collaboration and inclusion in our cities? How can this be rolled out in a new public system?

As part of the National Food Service Symposium we invite thinkers who specialise in co-production of space and those who experiment at the edges of their field to come and speculate on the broader application of these ideas and theories.

We also explore the architectural relationship with our cities. Imagine public social eating spaces become more common than the public library in the future, how they are better designed and what are the social and political implications in designing them? Designers who are already active in this field of civic architecture share their discoveries and lessons from their experiences so far.

Doina Petrescu.

Introduces the Organisation systems they use in AAA and R-Urban, Paris, France.

Richard White,

Discusses anarchist Praxis and touches on vegan politics.

Nick Taylor Buck.

Discusses how research can shape a new digital infrastructure around food sharing.


Introducing the implications of collective living and new ways of co-existing.

Kata Fodor

Introduces her research and experience in Urban strategy from Atelier kite.

Elliot Woodhouse

Introduces some learning from New roots, the radical library and co-operative existence in contemporary Sheffield.

After the talks, in keeping with the spirit of the event, we will have a large open public meal. All members of the public are invited to participate and help in it's preparation and the consumption.

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Earlier Event: September 26
NFS: Robin Dunbar and Megan Blake.
Later Event: September 28
NFS: Festivalaoke of the Mindaoke Karaoke!