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[lofo List] Mobile Dining - Community Kitchen (in Toronto)
also at http://www.moleculararchitecture.blogspot.com/
"Arising out of mutual interests in urban agriculture, community
engagement and a belief in social value of sharing food, Mount
Dennis Community Kitchen has joined forces with Masters of
Architecture students at the University of Toronto to design and
build a mobile community kitchen for the historic Mount Dennis
Students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture,
Landscape and Design (full disclosure: my Alma Mater) built the
mobile kitchen from recycled materials.
It is made of three components: a table section, a cooking section,
and a recycling section.
It doesn't look that easy to move around, but it does look like the
Mount Dennis community has a great place to party.
The project statement says "While it is unusual for a burgeoning
community group to receive weekly architectural presentations, it is
equally unusual for architectural students to have to interact with
a real client in the form of a working community organization – and
then deliver the project at full scale."
It is also unusual for architecture students to actually build
things with their own hands, from recycled materials, that serve a
useful purpose and respond to real needs. We need more of this.
Daryl H. Hepting, Ph.D.
Associate Professor * Computer Science Department * CW 308.22
University of Regina * Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
firstname.lastname@example.org * http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~hepting
tel: (306) 585-5210 * fax: (306) 585-4745 * cell: (306) 596-6312
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