BDC Gives Workshop at Thought For Food Challenge Global Summit 2016

Alison Irvine and Daniel Grushkin represented Genspace and The Biodesign Challenge at the Thought For Food Global Summit 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. Attempting to imagine the future relationship between farm and city in a fictitious landscape, they asked participants to use simple craft materials to build a model of a small city and nearby farms incorporating the participants' proposed projects and visions. The goal of the workshop was to explore, challenge and deepen our goals for the future of agricultural and urban infrastructure.

About Thought For Food Challenge: 

TFF is a movement dedicated to tackling the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people through bold, breakthrough solutions. We are comprised of some of the best and brightest minds of the next generation, driven by a desire to invigorate innovation and uproot the status quo. We run an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study to learn more about the complex challenges surrounding food security, and inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference. Most importantly, Thought For Food is a one-of-a-kind community of friends, a network that students can count on to support them in their efforts to make the world a better place.

Participants at the Thought For Food Global Summit 2016 imagine the future relationship between farm and city using simple craft materials.

Participants at the Thought For Food Global Summit 2016 imagine the future relationship between farm and city using simple craft materials.