Creative Food Cycles Book 2 - Activities 

Creative Food Cycles aims to enhance innovative and creative practices between food, architecture, and conviviality in a transnational and European perspective. Food systems as complex and rapidly changing constellations of economic activity, cultural exchange and social interaction influence Europe's long-term sustainability and living conditions. Resilient food cycles as part of the circular economy can be drivers for strategic change in urban development, urban qualities and cultural values. Creative Food Cycles works for new conviviality in the city as a creative factor for identities, innovation and social integration. The project develops a cultural and holistic approach that links all aspects of food cycles: from production to distribution (phase 1), from distribution to consumption (phase 2), and from consumption to utilisation (phase 3). This open and inclusive approach will stimulate interactions between creative professionals, cultural operators, institutional actors and committed citizens with all those active in food cycles.

Creative Food Cycles Book 2 is an open source working manual that offers methodological and experimental insights into the project’s actions, thus complementing the international collection of good practices (Food Interactions Catalogue), the publication of the research work in the project evaluated by an international symposium (Creative Food Cycles Book 1), and the publication of the festival as cultural-creative transfer and sustainability event.



Creative Food Cycles is co-funded by the European Union in the Creative Europe Programme. The project is coordinated by the Institute for Urban Design and Planning of Leibniz University of Hannover and performed with the project partners Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia IAAC Barcelona/Spain and Department of Architecture and Design of the University of Genoa/Italy. Creative Food Cycles combines research with experimental prototyping, cultural actions and social dialogue.