Studio Leaders: Danielle Peck & Samuel Hunter
Food is the vehicle that we use to test our architectures. This studio's focus is on food propagating cultural authenticity, plurality and diversity through the amalgamation of both existing and new found relationships between food, architecture and the city.
‘As the most ancient carrier of culture’ (Gohar, L.), food is contextual; it situates you in place and time. The studio exploits foods connection to place and uses this as a means to explore architectural authenticity in the inner Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford.
Food infrastructure, often relegated to the periphery of our cities, will return to the neighbourhood where we find ways to integrate it back into our day-to-day lives. Abbotsford, home to a vibrant and creative community, is on a path of rapid gentrification. We propose sites of intervention and explore ways that food program can re-assert the community’s values, and answer the question, How Can We Live Better?
This studio, delivered by Danielle Peck of Architecture Associates, in collaboration with Samuel Hunter of Lyons, explores continued thematic interests of the pair.
Banner images: ‘Floor Burger’, 1962 Claes Oldenburg and Laila Gohar's 'Form and Colour'.
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