Contemporary agriculture relies on a wide range of practices and systems associated with farm production. Transportation, fresh-keeping, sales, and marketing all lead to inevitable waste. Local farmers become less competitive when they face agricultural collectivization, while commercial profits and consumer choices aggravate their condition. So is there any possibility to integrate cultivation, processing, selling and serving in a small chain which benefits the local farmers and society?
In developing countries like China which both faced population pressure and grain shortage for a long time, agriculture also relies on global trade and imports. When people face an increasingly separating world with political confrontation, economic recession, how do they avoid widespread hunger and food crisis?
Scientists explored an ideal solution to solve world hunger by cultivating micro-algae which just need water and light to generate nutrients through photosynthesis. It's important to consider agricultural improvement in both global and local political contexts. In downtown Providence, invisible segregation brings a mass homeless and low-income gathering to Kennedy Plaza. CVS market as a tunnel has spatial advantages to encourage dialogue between the plaza and the business center. In this project, a micro-algae farm intervenes in this tunnel. A ternary form structure provides spaces for farming, selling, and consuming micro-algae products. This promotes mutual communication, both inside and outside of the structure, sustainability, and opportunity.
1.The Cyber illusion
2. Local Phylogenesis
3.Functions & Components