Urban Metabolism

TEAM: Daniel Duffield – English – Newcastle University


Urban metabolism reinvents current waste, drainage and water infrastructures in cities to alter perceptions of how food is used and consumed in our current climate. The project takes phosphate from wasted resources in the land and sea to create an ecosystem that facilitates both local food and global sustainability. Within the buildings open framework, the public donate their organic waste and become witnesses to a sustainable ecosystem. The new compost provides food and habitat for a range of insects, chosen by the individual based on the food menu. The staff then take you through to the restaurant, providing you with information on the sustainable implications of insect dining. Garnishes grown in the botanical garden are provided with the insect dishes to compliment the wide range of flavours. The project runs entirely on

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