Nov 21, 2022

Food for Thought – The Launch of Studio Egret West’s Latest Exhibition

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Studio Egret West’s latest exhibition ‘Food for Thought’ is now open, exploring the future of urban food production.
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Food for Thought

By 2050, the global population is projected to rise to 10 billion, with 75% of people living in cities. Food production will need to increase by 70% to meet future demand. How can our cities help to increase food production?

Our Food for Thought exhibition proposes that key buildings in our cities allocate #FivePercentForFood, whereby at least 5% of gross floor area is committed to food production.

#FivePercentForFood is a provocation to designers, developers and policy makers to consider the importance of food production within urban environments. The intensification of food production within our cities will not only help increase food supply, but also ease the burden on rural land, allow regenerative farming and rewilding practices to flourish, and place increased priority to ecological and biodiversity recovery.

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Opening Night Launch Party

Opening night brought together industry professionals, urban farming practitioners, designers and policy leaders to celebrate the launch of our exhibition. Guests browsed the SEW "food store", and were invited to share their thoughts on #FivePerfectForFood.

The night's menu was designed and prepared by chef Danny Jack, who used all-local ingredients sourced from nearby - including fresh produce grown in an organic urban farm in Greenwich, mushrooms grown in Elstree on recycled substrates, and beer brewed in Kent using discarded baking by-products - just to name a few.

A carbon-impact assessment of the menu was studied by Seven Cherries Consulting, concluding that the locally-sourced ingredients resulted in a 70.8% reduction in carbon emissions, when compared to conventional suppliers.

That's right: we didn't just talk the talk - we sourced for sustainable urban food - and ate our words!

Hungry to learn more?

Our exhibition is now open to the public during weekdays, from 10am-6pm.

Visit our showroom "food store", and find out all about the future of urban food production.

Studio Egret West
3 Brewhouse Yard
EC1V 4JQ

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