Publication: Flâneuring, Edible Mapping and Feeding Imaginations

Publication: Footprint Journal. Issue # 10/11, Spring 2012

This paper discusses the edible map project and walks in Hackney, London, 2010-2011

Title of Paper: You Are Hungry: Flâneuring, Edible Mapping and Feeding Imaginations

Published in Footprint Journal. Issue # 10/11 | Spring 2012 | Architecture Culture and the Question of Knowledge: Doctoral Research Today

Abstract:
This paper argues that in order to understand the position of the resident food-gardener in relationship to architectural space, researchers need to embed themselves in landscape at the same scale as the phenomena being researched. Therefore, this research uses walking and talking with local residents in east London, across a 25-hectare site, to examine how a UA landscape, imaginary and existing, might challenge our ideas of design and authorship.
This paper presents ongoing research drawn from 32 participatory walks with 150 residents and visitors to a 25-hectare (ha) site in east London that formed part of PhD research. The two-hour walks took place in September 2010 and August 2011. The paper will present the methods, examine the thematic responses of walkers, and conclude with a discussion.

The article can be read here