DOORS 9 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Saturday 3 March
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Conference begins 09:30h
Doors 9 opens with a introduction to the relationships between food,
energy, sustainability and design by Hannu Nieminen (Finland, Nokia), Aditya Dev Sood
(India, Centre for Knowldge Societies), Debra Solomon (Netherlands,
culiblog.org) and John Thackara (France, Doors of Perception).
Session 2 is about food in cities: Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV) proposes
three-dimensional agriculture, with a reference to pig cities. Urban
designer Andre Viljoen explains his book about Continuous Productive
Urban Landscapes (CPULS). David Barrie and Nina Belk describe their
urban farming project for Designs of the time (Do0tt 07) in the UK.
Designers Sanjeev Shankar and John Vijay Abraham compare old and new
traditions of street food. Chris Hardwicke (Toronto) and Ron Paul
(Portland) discuss farmers markets as hubs within food systems.
Session 3 is on food information systems. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia,
ponders new ways to think about browsing for food. Divya Sharma looks at
food maps. Ellis Nader (USA) and Ian Brown (Fair Tracing, UK) look at
identity management and food certification systems.
Session 4 of Doors 9 is on "juice". Designer Jogi Panghaal reflects on the
different ways European and Asian cultures think about food. Alex
Steffen and Sarah Rich (editors of Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the
21st Century) describe small and large scale changes already under way.
Walter Amerika, an advisor to global food companies, asks whether multinationals can be part of the solution.
Session 5 of Doors 9 (yes, it's a full day) is a social technologies bazaar featuring
innovative food-related projects from around the world. Among those you will meet
are: Garrick Jones (UK, Ludic Corporation); Georg Christoph Bertsch (Germany, Cargo Bathing);
Giovanni Canata (Italy, DxH2O water project); Claire Harten (USA) and
Maria Wedum (Denmark), Dirt Cafe; Kultivator (Sweden, agriculture as
art); Alok Nandi (food cultures in Kolkoya); Dori Gislason (Iceland, new lives for fishing villages); Francesca
Sarti (Italy, food kiosks in Florence); Marije Vogelzang (Netherlands,
Proef project); Maja Kuzmanovic (Netherlands, Groworld) ; Margie Morris
(USA, Intel, food repositories); Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (representing thinglink);
Stefan Magdalinski (whitelabel.org).
Plans for a street-level new media happening during Doors 9 are being
developed in some secrecy by Juha Huuskonen and Aditya Dev Sood. We know
is its name - Mediawalla Festival, or MWF - and that it's inspired by
the mythical wedding procession of Radha and Krishna. MWF is, we hear,"a
collaborative interpretation of ritual in the public space". Featured
artists will include Leandro Pisano and Alessandro Esposito
http://www.interferenze.org/ who will present projects from
http://www.molleindustria.it/ . Delhi Air Traffic Control has been
alerted that Usman Haque will float into town on his magic carpet: