Thursday 26 September
6pm – 8pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
Haystack 05 start at 18.00 with a tour around the gardens with Julian Cox and continues at 18.30 with presentations by architect Katrin Bohn and artits Kathrin Böhm.
“Hunting Wild Boar by Phone”
A conversation about food in the city
The architect Katrin Bohn has been researching and testing designs for urban agriculture during the last two decades. Together with Andre Viljoen, she developed the concept of CPUL City (Continuous Productive Urban Landscape) and the practical and conceptual conditions for implementing these within architecture and urban planning. London has been a case study and early example for their hypothesis. Katrin is a guest professor at the Technical University in Berlin and teaches architecture at the University of Brighton.
Kathrin Böhm is a London based artist who in 2011 together with myvillages.org produced the “Vorratskammer (Pantry)” project which sourced food from and around Berlin, to feed a festival on culture and sustainability. The artist team refused to use organic and local as determinant criteria in their search for food, and their pantry reflects the plentitude of contradictions and complexities in our food chains and habits. Kathrin is a founding member of the art and architecture collective public works and the artits group myvillages.org.
Katrin Bohn and Kathrin Böhm have known each other for years and their work overlaps in may areas. They receive e-mails and post for each other, and this joint talk is also to stress the fine nuances in the spelling of their names.