Carolyn Steel

How Food Can Save The World


“Our relationship with nature is very out of balance, which comes from a 250-year experiment called the Industrial Revolution, and we need to address it.”

In 2019 scientists warned that our civilisation is in crisis and that we can no longer feed our population a healthy diet while balancing planetary resources. Food is threatening our future. In this episode of AKQA Insight Miriam Plon Sauer, General Manager at AKQA in Copenhagen welcomes Carolyn Steel; architect and author of Sitopia, and 2013’s Hungry City. Carolyn is an established influential voice on food and cities across academia, industry and the arts; her 2009 TED talk has received over 1.2 million views, and she’s lectured at leading institutions such as The University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics. Together they discuss her provocative and exhilarating vision for how food can save the world.