Imagine yourself in one of Edinburgh's many growing spaces, allotments or community gardens. Wouldn't it be amazing to cook that food in the place where it was grown? Wouldn't it be inspiring to see kids in schools learning about growing and cooking in the same place, reducing food miles to food yards?
The Edinburgh Tool Library is building two bike kitchens for community spaces and organisations throughout the city. Before we start though, we need your help to re-imagine and re-define the existing open source designs. Artist Morvern Odling, part of the design team that made and built the original project, is leading the redesign process to bring these open source kitchens to life.
Working within the ideologies of the Edinburgh Tool Library and the open source community, we imagine that when built, these kitchens would be used by charities and community groups who want to share food together, but don't have access to cooking facilities: think schools, events, and growing spaces. The aim of the project is to inspire people to reimagine the places we call kitchens.
The bike kitchens will be made by volunteers, and the plans then published and shared for other communities to benefit.
The Saturday will be divided into two sessions, please only sign up for one. Lunch will be provided between 1 and 2pm — please join us whichever group you are in.
We will also run a drop in session on Sunday July 30th, applying the findings of the first two sessions to the original design. This will be more practically focussed and involve CAD design and technical drawing — call in if this spins your wheel!