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December 07, 2008

City Eco Lab: St Etienne's Soupe de Ville (City Soup)


Architects are sometimes accused of being more at home in a world of abstraction than in the here-and-now.

Nonsense! A team from St Etienne's architecture school disproved this vile calumny with a wonderful project called Soupe de Ville (City Soup).

Having first done a beautiful job documenting sites around the city where food could potentially be grown....


...the team built a planting bed on formerly-industrial land not far from the biennial site...



When the crop was in, Soupe de Ville staged servings at various points around the city....


...in their custom-made Baravan...


...before makinge a triumphant guest appearance in City Eco Lab


There's piles more material at the Soupe de Ville site.

Posted by John Thackara at December 7, 2008 09:25 PM


the veggie soup on that night of Soupe De ville was delicious! great idea w/cool people there.

Posted by: Anunta Intra-aksorn at January 14, 2009 12:16 PM

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