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Curating Inclusive Cities through Food and Art

School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne 2476, Victoria, Australia
Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2(3), 44;
Received: 28 June 2018 / Revised: 26 July 2018 / Accepted: 31 July 2018 / Published: 4 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human-Food Interaction)
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Flavours of Glenroy (2013–4) was an action research project where artists imagined mobile edible gardens as a way to connect and engage with locals through project presentation and execution. As a socially engaged art project, it focused on developing ways to connect the mobile, diverse and transforming community of Glenroy, Victoria, Australia. The transnational, Australian dream suburb, reflecting the fluid and globalizing conditions of our cities, was emphasized through the strategy of growing and distributing plants using a mobile system that aligned with the mobility and diversity of the suburb. The project emphasized how social relations, encouraged through art, has the capacity to transform public spaces, providing a platform to introduce new voices and narratives of a community and encourage inclusive participation in sustainable citizenship. View Full-Text
Keywords: curating; socially engaged art; urban; public art; contemporary art; edible gardening curating; socially engaged art; urban; public art; contemporary art; edible gardening
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