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16:00 - 18:00 10 March 2016

Tim Waterman, The Tasty City: Reimagining Utopia for a delicious future


103 | Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Tim Waterman, Senior Lecturer, Greenwich University

Taste and appetite in the construction of everyday life and the public imagination provide the key for understanding how conceptions of utopia can be rescued from abstraction and be employed to effect real positive change in our landscapes. This seminar explores the construction of the city as an environment built of custom and desire, and how our hopes for the sustainable city of the future must be couched in terms of a delicious future for which we might have an appetite, rather than a grey, austere one in which sacrifice is the only remaining mode of survival. An awareness of taste and its place in organizing civil society has implications for both architectural form and spatial practice, and some initial suggestions for how we may begin to knit together the already existing utopian fragments in today's cities are offered.


Hannah Sender


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