The West Cluster’s third workshop, which applies transdisciplinary knowledge to the specific problem of food, is scheduled for October 2014 and will attempt to engage community partners in imagining “Dinner 2040,” a vision for the future of food systems in Maricopa County, Arizona. Each steering committee member will connect with a community partner from a different stakeholder group. During Workshop III, all participants will come together to participate in an intensive one-day design charrette. The hope is that the event will allow participants to explore different visions of the future in order to foster an understanding of Arizona’s food history and the history of agricultural practices more broadly, the history and the ongoing development of the region’s food culture, and finally, evolving practices in sustainable food farming, harvesting, distribution, and preparation.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ