Hungry EcoCities

HUNGRY ECOCITIES

Hungry EcoCities aims at exploring one of the most pressing challenges of our times: the need for a more healthy, sustainable, responsible, and affordable agri-food system for all.


THE PROJECT

Hungry EcoCities puts forward a high-level alliance between science, technology, and the arts, to effectively explore how digital technologies & applications can lead in turn to reduced food waste, more sustainable value chains, eco-friendly attitudes, and more ethical food consumption. How can we develop ways of creating a more healthy, sustainable, and affordable agri-food system for all?

In Hungry EcoCities, studios, universities, growers, and agricultural specialists team up with, artists and creative thinkers to come up with new ideas for the future food system. Hungry EcoCities will host up to 20 S+T+ARTS residencies and will be working towards defining, designing, and developing AI-enabled responsible, art-driven solutions for the end-users in the agri-food industries.

We work around the igniting question: ‘How can increased awareness and technological tools impact a future where we use resources responsibly to produce and consume food?

DURATION: September 2022 – February 2026

3 DIRECTIONS FOR EXPERIMENTATION

Hungry EcoCities focusses it’s approach around three directions for experimentation through conducting Humanizing Technology Experiments (2023-2024) and Paths to Progress experiments (2024-2025):  

MEGA SCALE   

EatThis Knowledge Hub Netherlands: led by EatThis, Stephan Petermann and Rem Koolhaas.

LOCAL CONDITIONS 

Studio Other Spaces Knowlege Hub Germany: led by Studio Other Spaces, founded by Sebastian Behmann and Olafur Eliasson.

CITY+FARMING SYNERGIES 

Carlo Ratti Associati Knowledge Hub Italy: led by Carlo Ratti Associati partners Monika Löve and Daniele Belleri.


THE RESIDENCIES

Hungry EcoCities residencies are collaborative projects and are conducted in close collaboration with AI and digital tech researchers at KU Leuven institute Leuven.AI, the Brno University of Technology, AgriTech researchers at Mendel University in Brno, Art and Design studios Studio Other Spaces and CRA – Carlo Ratti Associati, Institute for art-driven innovation In4Art, Controlled Environment Agriculture network organisation EatThis and funding specialists FundingBox.

HUMANIZING TECHNOLOGY EXPERIMENTS

The first open call selected 10 artists, interested in exploring digital questions utilizing a mix of technology and art, and will work on artistic agri-food AI usability explorations. They participated from September 2023 until summer 2024 in our Humanizing Technology Experiments.

Hungry Ecocities Humanizing Technology Experiments overview

PATHS TO PROGRESS EXPERIMENTS

Open Call 2 Phase 1
The selected projects will be announced soon.

Open Call 2 Phase 2
Opens on July 11 2024


NEWS & ARTICLES


OPEN CALLS

Paths to Progress Experiments to have AI-enabled use scenario prototypes tested in real environments.

The second open call will select up to 10 industrial end-user/SMEs from the agri-food sector and up to 10 artists that jointly will work on AI enabled use scenario prototypes and awareness-raising artworks that (1) make the food chain more transparent, inclusive, and sustainable, (2) build connections between different stakeholders in the food chain and, (3) promote more informed and sustainable consumption patterns.

HUNGRY ECOCITIES

PHASE 2
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
–> will open from July 11, 2024

HUNGRY ECOCITIES

PHASE 1
Call for SMEs in the agri-food sector
–> Closed on May 15, 2024


CONTACT


The HungryEcoCities project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101069990.