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[AUTONOMA] International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City

May 18, 2016
[AUTONOMA] is an initiative undertaken by a group of Onassis Foundation Scholars, and independent researchers, who joined their academic and professional background in Urban Design, Sustainability, Geography, and Urban Sociology to reflect on the vision of the collective city. [Speakers] Pier Vittorio Aureli /// Rafi Segal /// Cameron Tonkinwise /// Doina Petrescu /// Constantin Petcu /// Erik Swyngedouw /// Maria Kaika /// Stavros Stavridis /// Miguel Robles Duran /// Ethel Baraona Pohl /// Cesar Reyes Najera /// Nikos Belavilas /// Nikos Anastasopoulos ///Leopold Lambert

Five Borough Farms

March 4, 2015
Five Borough Farm, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space, offers a roadmap to farmers and gardeners, City officials, and other stakeholders to understand and weigh the benefits of urban agriculture.


March 4, 2015
Plantagon researches and develops resilient food systems that reduce the amount of energy, land, pesticides, water and transportation costs. The firm’s urban industrial farming and cultivation system helps meet the growing demand for locally grown food in the city.


March 4, 2015
ARTFARMS uses an alternative approach to redeveloping vacant places. Its strategy is simple: to develop cultural concepts which are able to underpin private investment by others.

Future Action Reclaimation Mob

March 4, 2015
FARM is an alternative form of non-violent protest, reclaiming public space to build community, providing services for underserved and transient populations and/or rehabilitating toxic land.

Okiomah, Ogheneruno

March 4, 2015
Ogheneruno (Runo) Okiomah is founder of Maa-Bara, a minimal-waste, closed-loop sustainable agricultural model that utilizes kitchen scraps to grow healthy, fresh fish and vegetables, through low-tech, low-cost kits for aquaponics in the developing world.

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