Tag - #TNOfood
The participants came up with ideas and scenarios in small groups which they recorded on tablecloths. They then presented the ideas to the rest of the group, using a range of approaches and media.
These different forms included a drama piece which segued from a food-related criminal investigation in a police station to a family scene which imagined a period of rationing, covering ideas such as animal and even humans being eaten as a source of food in the future.
Continue reading “Putting ideas (and food) on the table – food scenarios for Birmingham 2050 #TNOfood”
A dozen participants in the Creating Stories From the Future workshop at Birmingham Leadership Foundation introduce themselves to each other in small groups – but introducing themselves to each other as their 2050 self. Fast-forwarding 38 years, they’re talking about what their future self is doing and what they’re eating.
Continue reading ““It’s 2050 in Birmingham. Are we happy and well?” #TNOfood”
At the ten breakout tables tonight, attendees discussed five commitments and were asked to choose a key action point for each commitment (there’s often more than one per table though!)
Continue reading “TNOfood 10th September 2012 table discussions: key actions”
We’ve finished the presentations and broken out into tables discussing the following five themes:
- Securing Birmingham’s food future supply
- Empowered and resilient communities
- A thriving local economy
- Health, well being and learning skills
- Environmental sustainability (reduced eco-footprint)
Continue reading “TNOfood 10th September 2012 table discussion questions”
Clare Devereux is Policy Director at Food Matters in Brighton, “a not-for-profit national food policy and advocacy organisation working to create sustainable and fair food systems.”
Here are notes paraphrased from Clare’s presentation at the New Optimists Food Forum with Birmingham Sustainability Forum, 10th September 2012.
Brighton & Hove – a sustainable food city?
Brighton isn’t the “London by the sea” – it’s a more diverse, economically, community than many people think.
Continue reading “Clare Devereux: What is a sustainable city?”
Kate Cooper opened the presentations this evening (here are Kate’s slides).
After looking at the viability of growing food locally – and the resources this would actually require – including some mythbusting about what food security actually is, Kate summarised with a slide asking
“What should Birmingham do?”
Continue reading “Kate Cooper: Feeding the City – What should Birmingham do?”
Cllr James McKay is Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, responsible for creating an environment and sustainable infrastructure where people and businesses can flourish.
Cllr James McKay gaves his apologies for not attending tonight’s forum.
Continue reading “Introduction by Councillor James McKay”
Here are my slides for the Birmingham Sustainability Forum meeting on 10th September 2012:
And here is a pdf of them (without builds): The New Optimists & Birmingham City Council Sustainability Forum 10th Sept 2012.
“The nature of scenarios is possibilities, not probabilities” – Facilitator, March 1st
Continue reading “Modality in the Forum conversations”
This post reports on the linguistic analyses that have been carried out on the transcribed recordings of the two instalments of The New Optimists’ Forum, which were held on 2nd November 2011 and 1st March 2012, and centred on the theme of Food and Cities.
Continue reading “Linguistic Analysis of the 1st March Forum Event: Initial Comparisons with 2nd November”