CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA launch


The Royal College of Art (RCA), the world’s number one art and design university, and Community Jameel will launch CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA, a new research initiative that reimagines foodways for drylands and wetlands in partnership with Turner Prize nominees Cooking Sections on 28 March 2023.

Based in the RCA’s School of Architecture, CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA uses architectural and artistic investigative tools, education and action to advance ecological networks beyond current understandings of sustainability, and produce new knowledge around food and climate justice. The new partnership aims to reimagine how we eat as human activity changes the climate by developing new methodologies and enhancing policies around the globe.

CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA is a three-year partnership which will focus on two distinct and related projects, working in close proximity with its case study sites across Türkiye, France and Italy through key local collaborators. Additionally, the partnership will offer funding for postgraduate research fellowships to develop site-specific case studies with cultural and civic organisations around the globe. CLIMAVORE x Jameel’s two projects explore how nature-centred food systems can be developed with communities in drylands and wetlands that are subject to particular seasonal stresses, exacerbated by human activity over centuries.

The event will be co-hosted by Dr Paul Thompson, Vice chancellor of the RCA and Fady Jameel, Vice-chairman of Community Jameel.

Principal investigators, Alon Schwabe and Daniel Fernándaz Pascual will deliver a presentation of CLIMAVORE X Jameel at RCA, followed by a discussion with Adrian Lahoud, dean of school of architecture and Emma Wakelin, director of research and innovation at RCA.

RCA School of Architecture, London
By invitation
09h30 - 14h00
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Paul Thompson

Vice chancellor, RCA

Naren Barfield

Deputy vice chancellor, RCA

Adrian Lahoud

Dean, School of Architecture RCA

Danielle Burrows

Project manager, Climavore x Jameel at RCA

Daniel Fernández Pascual

Principal investigator, CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA

Alon Schwabe

Principal investigator, CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA

Fady Jameel

Vice chairman, Community Jameel

George Richards

Director, Community Jameel

Uzma Sulaiman

Associate director, Community Jameel

Cléa Daridan

Senior curator - culture lead, Community Jameel

Emma Wakelin

Director of research, knowledge exchange and innovation, RCA



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