From 11th to 16th October, the third edition of the Biennial of Thought was held in Barcelona. This event consisted of six days of shared reflection on the major issues of today: the socio-political system, technological change and the physical configuration of cities.
The conference was attended by more than 200 speakers, including political scientist Adam Przeworski, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, researcher Sonia Massari and architect Carolyn Steel. Together with these last two specialists, our director Vicente Domingo gave the lecture “City and Food”. Here are the most significant conclusions of this meeting:
- Talking about food brings people together, but talking about food in cities and sustainable urban food systems also brings together institutions, civil society and public administrations.
- Every day we have at least three occasions to rethink how we are feeding ourselves, how we are helping others in the way we feed ourselves and whether we are contributing to a more liveable planet.
- Food systems are being found to be a space that calls upon a wide variety of knowledge areas. It is a space where everyone is welcome: architects, economists, cooks, chefs, journalists, educators, agricultural engineers, among other professions, work together passionately. In short, food offers us a valuable common ground for rethinking the future.