Illustration by Miro Shirotsuka for MOLD Magazine.

NOTE: In light of the escalating situation regarding Coronavirus outbreaks, SPACE10 has issued guidelines to minimise both non-essential travel and large gatherings to take responsibility for the people and society around us. As a result, we have collectively decided to cancel the event.

As a global megapolis, roughly 25 million meals are eaten in Delhi everyday. The capital city is home to Asia’s largest produce market, Azadpur mandi, and on track to overtake Tokyo as the world’s largest city by 2030. Join MOLD and Edible Issues for a 3-day workshop hosted by SPACE10 around the question, Who Feeds Delhi?. Along with collaborators including chef Radhika Khandelwal (Fig & Maple), food archaeologist Kurush Dalal (University of Mumbai), chef/farmer Anchintya Anand (Krish Cress), REVUE, and Architecture for Dialogue, we hope to imagine new paradigms for our food system built around a central theme of care and regenerative food ecologies. Interested in attending all three days? Be part of our Core Group. Email us for more details.

March 19th // Foodways Past and Present
A variety of people including immigrants, refugees, and expats call Delhi home. With such bustling contrasts, how does Delhi’s food identity emerge?

16:00 – Welcome + Mapping Food Ways
Workshop with MOLD x Edible Issues for Core Participants

WHAT DOES DELHI EAT? RSVP HERE

19:00 – Food Archaeology
Talk with Kurush Dalal on how certain foods arrived in Delhi

20:00 – Migration/Immigration Workshop
The Living Lab by REVUE

20:30 – Pop-Up Kitchen by Khanapados collective

March 20th // Farm to City
Delhi has one of the highest urban populations with a 97.5% urbanization rate. Changing landscapes mean that farmlands are also shrinking, with a shift in occupational patterns moving away from farming. How does an overstretched Delhi react to this and who feeds Delhi, really?

6:00 – Azadpur mandi
Market tour with chef Radhika Khandelwal and Architecture for Dialogue

7:00 – BREAKFAST with Architecture for Dialogue

10:00 – Krishi Cress
Farm tour and harvest with Achintya Anand and chef Rahul Sharma.

12:00 – Farm Lunch
Land Stewardship, Farm <-> City

March 21st // Delhi 2050 RSVP HERE
From what we have explored in the first two days we will be pulling together signals to speculate and create artefacts of what the future of Delhi’s foodways could look like.

13:00 – Recap of Day 1+2

13:30 – Presentation from LinYee, MOLD

14:00 – Presentation from Edible Issues

15:00 – Break

15-18:00 – Workshop
Full day making workshop to create an artefact from the future with MOLD x Edible Issues

To wind up the three days, Chef Radhika Khandelwal of Fig & Maple is hosting a charity dinner in aid of Robin Hood Army, a non-profit organization that redistributes surplus food from the restaurant industry to those in need.

Who Feeds Delhi? is part of a year-long global design research project conducted by MOLD around the question Who Feeds the City? to gather insight on contemporary practices around food production, procurement and preparation that strengthen hyperlocal food ecologies.