MICA/Johns Hopkins Partnership Produces Set of Documentaries About City's Food Ecology
Posted 11.17.10 by MICA Communications
Just ahead of the screening of two documentaries from the partnership between MICA and Johns Hopkins University's Center for a Livable Future, the City Paper ran an interview with faculty member Hugh Pocock talking about the importance of Baltimore's distribution and production of food supplies. The end of the article provides an overview of MICA's growing focus on community engagement initiatives.
• READ: The City Paper article from Nov. 17
The documentaries, B-FED, the Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary and Out To Pasture: The Future of Farming?, reveal how, in Baltimore--a city where supermarkets are scarce and diet-related diseases are common--a group of artists set out to explore the city's systems of food production and distribution. On a journey that takes them to community gardens, warehouses, a fish-farm and corner stores, the Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary team investigates why the dominant food system is falling short for so many of Baltimore's residents and finds hope for a brighter food future in unexpected corners of the city.