E16 Portraits - More-Than-Farming Madrid

Madrid (ES) - Winner

More-Than-Farming Madrid

Associates: Diego Martín Sánchez (ES) Noemí Gómez Lobo (ES) – architects
Contributors: Yoko Kihara (JP) Jianghang Jiang (CN) – students in architecture

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"The question posed by Madrid was how to implement urban agriculture in various available plots. We thought about the enormous potential of this practice and its transforming capacity in all the living beings who inhabit the city, not only humans.  A single garden can change the life of a person. Farming can change life in the city. Urban agriculture, as caring practice, is capable of repairing ecosystems, strengthening local food supplies and constructing commons. But it must overcome an anthropocentric vision, promoting a symbiotic metabolism that enhances biodiversity. It needs to be more-than-farming."