by La Plasita
La Plasita, since 2009, has been investigating the relationship between cities and food. We try to respond to three main issues: – How to solve the fact that cities are food deserts, – how to transform the food systems that are harmful to our health and to that of the planet, – how to reimagine the relation among the urban and the rural, a dichotomy relation where the cities do not acknowledge the values of the countryside. In this scenario we consider: How is the city we want fed? How to articulate a new form of relationship between the countryside and the city? To put ideas into action we work with the concept of _GASTROSOPHY_. We understand it as: A philosophy of food as Nietzsche claimed in “The Gay Science” (1882); A care theory around food; An analysis methodology for decision making in planning.
We want to include the perspective of food in a holistic way in urban planning and land management. Food sovereignty and a locally based agroecological perspective guide our work with a socio-cultural perspective. We apply ART and UTOPIA as a mechanism for raising awareness and as a lever for direct action to transform the WORLD.
Jaime Gastalver – Poet Urban planner
Lilian Weikert – Landscape mathematician
Pablo Rico – Musician architect
Víctor Ibáñez – Draftsman architect
Pablo Corvillo – Media artist
Victoria Martínez – Dancing architect
Victoria leCorbu – Architecture student