Walkabout in the local community foodscape

As part of the project related to FoodScape Project Management & Planning at 3rd semester fall 2014 the students went on at walkabout in the local community foodscape and get inspiration for the F-PMP written group assignment (WPA) and semester project. The tour started at Ellebjerg School were they met local community counterparts. Preschool class teacher Lone Bang told about the school garden project and the plans for a “intergenerational” link to the activity house for the elderly. Jens Brok responsible for the meals at local kindergarten Frederiksholm talked about the gardening cooperation between Ellebjerg school and the kindergarten. Municipal EPA worker Katja Lange will tell about the Fall & Harvest picnic event (“høstpicnic”) planned for Saturday, September 28 at Sydhavnstippen and which is one of the 2 F-PMP event cases. On the way back to Campus the students briefly saw the EAT canteen and the community garden at Spontinis vej.

     School garden IFS walkabout

Visiting local Foodscapes

The students from 1st semester were biking around seeing Foodscapes in Copenhagen visiting local “Food”-schools, kindergartens and Copenhagen School gardens as a part of their study start trip. The excursions ending up with a common introduction round amongst students in the wonderful garden area. The students went on a gastronomical tour of the areawith the chef Gorm Wisweh.
After a long day of biking around the students also visited Karensminde in Sydhaven, which is a local common house where cultural events are taking place. The old ‘dance hall’ is being used for tango etc.

Sydhavn garden area     Karensminde in Sydhavn

A day at Geranium

GeraniumHighly acclaimed restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen is a unique place. The food is complex in itself but all dishes are developed by Bocuse d’Or-winner Rasmus Kofoed taking the interior, plates, design and sound into account. 
Students at IFS visited Geranium to get an insight into the mind of a masterchef with a feeling and knowledge about architecture and aesthetics.

Geranium plate 

At Geranium the students were encouraged to explore how Rasmus Kofoed and the staff work holistically on a daily business with food and meal experiences. The architects and designers behind the place, Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou from SPACE Copenhagen, informed the students about the challenging task of creating a restaurant, placed in an industrial building, in a football park, using high tech techniques but based on biodynamic and organic food. Based on their discoveries the students developed a portfolio presenting their own interpretations of an exclusive dinner banquet served in restaurant Geranium.


Herslev Brewhouse

The excursion to Herslev Brewhouse in the intro week had a function as a general introduction to IFS subject knowledge as well as an Actor Network Theory. The students were asked to make a mapping of the participant in Lejre Camp. The outcome was used as a start-up for the Actor Network Theory course.

Bryghus Herslev     

Regional Foodscapes - The San Fransisco Foodscapes

Johan and Emil, students from IFS were accepted to join a course which introduced theories and methods of the Living Food Lab and Foodscapes concepts. The course was a combination of lectures, field studies, conferences and seminars and was executed together with UC Berkeley and CASFS, UC Santa Cruz. Field studies were arranged to unfold the Foodscapes in different Bay area settings (School garden and school lunch communities, Edible school yards, CSA, etc).

Schoolgarden Sans Fransisco

Johan tells about the experience: "It was a great experience to travel around the Bay Area studying school gardens. We got to meet some fantastic, dedicated and inspiring people, who welcomed us into their gardens and shared their knowledge and passion with us. The differences between the gardens were really interesting and got us to think about and study how they organize themselves and what their aims are – to create an alternative space for learning? For the health benefits of their children? – as such it fits right into Integrated Food Studies, because there are both elements of how to design a garden to fit the needs of pupils and teachers, of what the public health benefits of the gardens could be and of how the network organizes itself. For Emil it also led to an internship at Madkulturen and became the topic of his thesis."