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Urban Seeds / food sovereignty

Urban Seeds
Urban Seeds
Urban Seeds
Urban Seeds
Urban Seeds
Urban Seeds

The Urban Seeds initiative promotes food sovereignty, socialization and income generation in a set of Rio de Janeiro slums with high levels of environmental, social and economic vulnerability. For this, low-cost greenhouses were developed to produce organic food, promoting access to food with high nutritional value and free of pesticides. All design process occurs in a collaborative way with the actors (residents, daycare, high schools and health center) in the conception, manufacture of greenhouses and action planning. Exchange seedlings and knowledge are encouraged during meetings among residents, as well as the sale of surplus production.

Client / Manufacturer

Multicultural Education Center

Multicultural Education Center
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Client / Manufacturer

Rio de Janeiro State University

Rio de Janeiro State University
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Design

National Institute of Technology

National Institute of Technology
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil