KOMPOST studio and the Vienna Business Agency are jointly organizing the symposium THE CITY AS A RESOURCE in the Festival Headquarters of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. The special theme day presents the design solutions that emerged from the challenges in the format Urban Food & Design and deepens the discussion about the subject of a more sustainable urban food supply with the help of inspiring speakers, practical learning, and networking. Profound conversations about soil with representatives of international positions will be just as much part of the symposium as the samples of urban landscapes prepared by Lucia Gaspari and food waste expert workshops about the topics of sustainability and circular economy.
The symposium will be held in German and English. Admission is free. In the spirit of the event, we ask for definite registration by 18 September at this link in order to avoid food waste.
14:00 until 15:15: Introduction & Presentation of the Challenge Winners' Projects
Kenza Benabderrazik about ‘The City as A Resource’
Presentation of the Challenge Winners' Projects
15:30 until 17:15: Urban Soil Conversations
Talk 1: "Soil Soundscapes: Sensing with the Subterranean" by Grace Gloria Denis
Talk 2: "Urban Street Food - literally!" by Sabine Seymour & René Zimmermann (PONY EARTH)
Talk 3: "Celestial Soil and Earthly Technology. A Posthuman Journey" by Omer Polak
Moderation: Kenza Benabderrazik
17:20 until 20:00: A Taste of The Urban Landscape by Lucia Gaspari (LUCE project)
Conceptual snacks and talks for all guests and participants. The "Festival Party" will continue at around 20:00 at Design in Gesellschaft in Engerthstraße 124, 1200 Vienna.