SUPERFRONT’s Lab for Urban Futures at the Queens Museum of Art presents “Farming: The Right to the City” a multi-disciplinary panel on urban farming and the post-industrial city. Taking place on International Human Rights Day, the panel considers urban farming as a practice with political, social, and economic significance. Facilitated by SUPERFRONT curators Chloë Bass and Mitch McEwen, the panel invites local urban farmers to discuss their work as relating not only to food and the locavore movement, but also to the intersection of rights and urbanism. Henri Lefebvre’s *Right to the City*provides a framework for articulating “a transformed and renewed access to urban life.” In particular, the event will address the intersection of community organizing and urban farming in both Detroit and New York. Join Lab for Urban Futures: Detroit as we de-romanticize urban farming as a practice, addressing the intersection of urban farming with issues of inner-city food deserts, artist communities and gentrification, labor policy and the contemporary political economy.
Photo courtesy Lee Mandel, Boswyck Farms. Earthworks Urban Farm, Detroit.
Kubi Ackerman, Urban Design Lab at Columbia University’s Earth Institute
Adrienne Brown, Detroit Food Justice Task Force
Maggie Cheney, Ecostation:NY
Lee Mandell, Boswyck Farms
Zach Pickens, Riverpark
Occupy Wall Street Food Justice/Sustainability Working Group
Karen Washington, La Finca del Sur/South Bronx Farmers