Allotment of the Future

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  • Architecture
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Visioning
North West England
Marketing Manchester, European City of Science
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Manchester was the European City of Science 2016 with the aim to bring Manchester alive with science and provide exciting activities for audiences that explore how science connects to our daily lives and to imagine the possibilities for the future. 

The Science in the City festival (22nd-29th July) ran alongside the conference and engaged the public in all aspects of science. One of the key content strands for Science in the City was food; activities, experiments, tastings, conversations unpicking the science of taste, truth & myths about food and health, and imagining the farms, factories and menus of the future.  A key element of Science Feast was an allotment of the future in St Ann’s Square.

Led by Marketing Manchester, URBED designed the allotment. Content partners included Squirrel Nation, the University of Manchester Plant Science department, the University of Salford School of Environment and Life SciencesSow the City and Real Food Wythenshawe. Salford based m3industries worked with us to turn the designs into reality.