80% Of the worlds population is estimated to inhabit urban environments by the year 2050. The evergrowing demand for food has already introduced the “green revolution” in 1930. Gmos, chemical fertilizers and meat factories have induced a great deal of ignorance and fear concerning our everyday meals and health. Aslo as people adapt and assimilate into artificial environments they remove themselves from many aspects of nature thus losing a part of what recent studies show to be beneficial both for man and the ecosystem. Can the process of farming be brought back to a local scale as a group activity and means of socialisation? Turlu is an attempt to soften these matters by bridging the gap of food production, cooking and eating, both spacially and knowledgably. The hydroponic kitchen can be set up in various environments as this method of farming functions in a closed and controlled fashion, independed of location and climate. Users can be urban dwellers, skyscraper co-workers, or post climate change survivors on a floating city. Requiring little to none expertise for this farming method, users cooperate and learn how to grow their food together creating a local and sustainable farm, resulting in the social act of eating.
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