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05.06.11 Brian Lonsway's collaborative 'Syracuse Eats' project part of NYC's Festival of Ideas for the New City 2011-05-06

By lewitt
Jun 14, '11 10:04 PM EST

"Syracuse Eats," a collaborative work of Kathleen Brandt, Syracuse Architecture Associate Professor Brian Lonsway, and Matt Potteiger on CNY Food Systems will be appearing this weekend, on May 7, in New York City as part of the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City. The work of Brandt, Lonsway, and Potteiger, represents the outcome of a multi-year transcisiplinary collaboration between SU's Department of Design, the School of Architecture, and the Landscape Architecture Program at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

The Festival is a first for New York City and will demonstrate the power of the creative community to imagine the city of the future, May 4-8, 2011. Influential speakers will lead the discussions, from keynote speaker Rem Koolhaas, artist Vito Acconci, artist and musician David Byrne, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Elizabeth Hiller, and many others. The Bowery will serve as athe spine of the Festival, with Cooper Union and the New Museum acting as anchors and hubs for conversation, discussion, learning, and action.

"Syracuse Eats" explores the capacity of community-engaged design to transform CNY's food systems and enhance local food cultures in the mega-region. Their current efforts are focused on the enabling of large-scale aggregation of local food for distribution to anchor institutions like Universitities in CNY. Their work will be exhibited as part of the "Green My Bodega and Foodshed Market: Mapping Present and Imagined Food Systems" presentation on May 7th from 11:00-7:00, on the Bowery in Lower Manhattan.