Be[e] the Creative Food of Social Innovation

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Fagnoni, Raffaella: Be[e] the Creative Food of Social Innovation. In: Schröder, J.; Sommariva, E.; Sposito, S. (Eds.): Creative Food Cycles - Book 1, 2020. S. 149-157. DOI:

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Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35% of food crops depend on pollinators to reproduce: more than 3,500 species of native bees help humanity to increase farming yields. However, due to climate change and pesticides, possible extinction scenarios for these insects have been reported. How can design address this problem? What can design do for bees? A bachelor final research project (“There is no plan bee”)1 focuses on the city’s abandoned spaces and the actions of creative citizens. On the one hand, the possibility to reuse abandoned places practising sustainable solutions. On the other hand, the chance for citizens and cities to activate bottom-up design practices and social innovation, facilitating a kind of circular city. Civic participation extends to the making of new urban communities, through simple self-produced installations, aiming to cultivate new visions and to influence creative food cycles. The paper aims to new models of knowledge production, addressing social, environmental and economic issues linked with food culture. It also deals with designing for common goods as a need for our next future.
License of this version: CC BY 3.0 DE
Document Type: BookPart
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2020
Appears in Collections:Creative Food Cycles

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1 image of flag of Germany Germany 30 22.06%
2 image of flag of Italy Italy 28 20.59%
3 image of flag of United States United States 19 13.97%
4 image of flag of Taiwan Taiwan 5 3.68%
5 image of flag of Spain Spain 5 3.68%
6 image of flag of Australia Australia 5 3.68%
7 image of flag of Malaysia Malaysia 4 2.94%
8 image of flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 4 2.94%
9 image of flag of China China 4 2.94%
10 image of flag of Brazil Brazil 3 2.21%
    other countries 29 21.32%

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