the bedstuy food project
How can design take the phenomenon of gentrification and help facilitate a positive outcome? This is the Bedstuy Food Project, a group project designed to create mixed income housing, job training, after school activities, cooking classes, and access to healthy and affordable food for the neighborhood.
Entering the courtyard from off the street.
The market where goods from the gardens are sold.
View from walkways onto courtyard garden
The teen community after school space
Daytime and evening children care
The rooftop garden
One of 6 gardens occupying previously abandoned lots.
Patterning is used for programming wayfinding throughout the site.
The cafe specializes in cooking the food grown from the community's gardens at an affordable price.