The vertical farm: a paroxysmal image of agricultural worlds in mutation | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

Considered by some to be the ideal solution for guaranteeing food security in cities, and imagined by others as disturbingly futurist constructions, vertical farms undoubtedly upset the social representations we all have of the agricultural world and its place in contemporary society. The construction of these fertile towers and agriculture's sudden intrusion into the city appear initially to be fundamental upheavals in the way we conceive not only the city but also agriculture, the farmer and even the country itself. Yet behind these apparent upheavals and irrespective of the hopes they can kindle and their foreseeable limits, vertical farm projects clearly reflect socio-technical evolutions already at work…


Via Pierre-André Marechal, Serge Meunier