During the Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab at iMal we took Superforager to Bruxelles where we developed our first prototype and foraged for food in Parc Brussels. Sharing the food with our food with our gang of super foragers, form the hops, oregan berries and lime leaves we sources. Making tempered hop pesto parches with orgegan jelly sever on lime leaves.
Wild Garlic foraged from the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral [Liverpool, UK] grounds with roasted tomatoes make an amazing soup perfect with wild garlic and nettle pesto! Shared at The Royal Standard during Light Night – Found using Boskoi phone app, a project for mapping and finding wild foods – made by the great guys at [foam]
SuperForager is the belt that rumbles your tummy directing you to wild food you can forage nearby. It is is an art project, integrated foraging alert and navigation system, designed to encourage foraging in urban areas, featuring wearable’s that alert and direct users of potential foraging sites. The system will incorporate a mobile app, a wearable device and a web program to host foraging data.
WHAT IS SUPERFORAGER FOR?
With Superforager we want to impact positively the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Using foraged food as a shared activity to promote skills, dialogue and build a sense of belonging and community; all key to individual and community mental health and wellbeing
Tackle the inequality of food poverty
Engage, connect and rebuild/create new communities through the ideas surrounding urban wildness, harvestable foods and medicine, and the role of biodiversity within the modern cities, towns and neighbourhoods