Food for Thought: Designing Architecture with Food in Mind (Ages 12-16)


Just like shelter — the basis of architecture — food, too, is fundamental to human existence. Foodways describe how we eat, celebrate, and gather around food; grow it, prepare it, and eat it. Cultures, traditions, historical events, social structures, and geographic features all play a role in our food choices and options.


In this virtual, weeklong summer camp, students will be empowered and guided to reimagine current foodways during individual design challenges that will result in their own architectural creation to address one element of foodways. Architecture is involved in the design of foodways: from community gardens and school gardens to small- or large-scale farms to farm stands, restaurants, markets, or processing and distribution centers.