This week we have contacted different people who work with bee farming, growing association (Kolonilott), gardening in inner courtyards, urban farming and people with knowledge about drones. This week we have changed our concept and idea after the critic we got in the meeting. We have done some changes in the project plan. Our original plan was to grow on roof tops but after thinking and discussing it we realized most of the roofs in stockholm are not flat which makes it very hard to manage any crops there. Instead of growing on rooftoops we have investigating other options like all the unused spaces in the city, for example inner courtyards, park, walls of tall buildings, windows and balconies. We realized this it would be a greater possibility that this would work in the future.
Our next step is that we will have interviews with the people that we have contacted. One of them is Marika Delin who is a garden architect and have worked a lot with creating inner courtyards. We will also have a discussion with people that are responisible for urban farming in Detroit as well as visiting bee urban in Stora Skuggan and possibly other places in Stockholm where urban farming is carried out today. We will continue our research by trying to find historical infromation about Stockholm’s arcitectual history and also agricultural knowledge. We will prepare our presentation for the critique on the 7th and start looking into what we will do for our presentation on december 17th.
We have not ran into any major challenges this week. We were a bit worried in the beginning that having only 4 people in our group would be a disadvantage, but as we have continued working we are satisfied with having a smaller group. Since this week was examination week we have been busy with other courses and haven’t been able to meet as much as we wanted. However we have used the application Slack in order to stay in contact and move forward with our project.
We would like to use drones in our project, but we are not sure if we can justify why it would be better to use them than being without them.
Another question we have been thinking about is how much technology do we need to include in our project? Is it enough with perhaps an application to coordinate/share the work/food in the growing process?
Is this what our windows will look like in the future?
Some inspiration from Jan Formark’s lecture in September
Another picture for inspiration from Jan Formark’s lecture in September