PETER HANAPPE: BUILD A P2P FOOD LAB STARTER KIT

Where: Studios One & Two

When: 10:00 – 14:00 15/11/14

The goal of the P2P Food Lab is to experiment with new ways to organise food chains, including production, distribution and waste management. Why should we do this? Well, first, because of their high dependence on oil, current agriculture and food distribution are not sustainable. Second, because the food industry is increasingly concentrated in a handful of companies.

Changing things around is huge task. That’s why we’ll begin small, with the P2P Food Lab Starter Kit. It’s a 1.2×1.2m greenhouse with a set of seeds, an Internet connected sensor-box and backed-up by a social network. It’s a tiny beginning – maybe somewhat naive – but the first step is to raise awareness and to help people get involved in growing and sharing food. The importance is that we develop new tools and methods that are open, sustainable and to allow us to combine our efforts. We’ll see what happens next.

During the workshop, we will build two sensorboxes and hook them up to the Internet. I will also show you how to get started growing vegetables with it. I’ll also bring a greenhouse along, so we can set up the whole installation.

Maximum 12 participants.