Letters to Singapore: Speculations of Agrarian Urbanisms


Enthusiasm for agriculture - food production has grown in and around cities, while we have seen Singapore’s scene blossom in the last decade alone. As we work hard towards a better food future, it is always good to take a step back and reassess where we are at.

While much has been written and built with food as a key tenet of culture in mind, how might we consider the profound implications for the city itself? Perhaps we may draw from the possibilities that present itself with agrarian urbanism:

How might we rethink ecological design and practices within cities, thereby questioning our assumptions - unsustainable agri trends, numbers driven indicators.

How might we move forward, and build resilient, pluri- worlds for human and our non human allies alike?

We would like to use the opportunity to celebrate the farmers that have come before us, with that spirit work towards positioning our home grown produce as superior to those imported.

This panel invites practitioners and urban farmers, seeking to convene dialogue and bold imaginations with regards to how we ought to feed our cities, redefining and stretching notions of what it means to be a farmer in the city: as land stewards, community leaders, as designers of ecological principles.

Co- curated by Bjorn Low and Michelle Lai

Live Streaming from Edible Garden City

Mr. Bjorn Low, Edible Garden City
Ms. Michelle Lai, Foodscape Collective


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