This year I will be a visiting research fellow and lecturer at Wageningen University, where I will be working with Han Wiskerke, Chair of the Rural Sociology Group, to explore sitopian themes around Food and the City. Wageningen has one of the largest agriculture-based research and teaching programmes in the world, so it should be an ideal environment to test out the dilemmas and paradoxes of feeding cities. Han originally trained as a plant biologist, and I am an architect, so together we come from very different fields, but having spent two days talking with him and his colleagues, it is clear that, through food, we have found a common language. I am sure it is going to be a very fruitful collaboration, which I am looking forward to very much.
For more info on the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen, click here