Journal Entry For
Project 2 - Interviews
Raw Notes from interviews:
Design Project 2 | Interview #1: Dr. Ramírez
Design Project 2 | Interview #2: Franck Amato
Design Project 2 | Interview #3: Che Horder
7/28 Office Hours with Glenn Katz
- Idea is supporting anything with a long term recovery. Mobile community resource center - day to day spot where people get food and information. Creating communities in places where stuff has been wiped out, empower them to rebuild.
- Ok to pivot from Food and Agriculture. Sustainability is satisfied in that it is a resilience play. Can assume that it is built in a sustainable way.
- Assessment of disaster types: “pick one as your primary” “adapted” “food, communication, power, clean water” Hurricane: Look into Puerto Rico Hurricane: People lived for a year without power or knowledge. People went for months without having their supplies. Long recovery. “Hurricane feels good.”
- Franck Amato
- Humans can survive long time without food but need water within 24-48 hours to avoid organ failure or death
- Information is important to keep people aware of when they will get food and how much they will get
- Preparedness in advance; storing food/water, plan for communication, distribution
- Belinda Ramirez
- Structures that foster community usually include shade and a place to gather
- Structure should be permanent to help rebuild, taking it away would be disruptive
- Masons Father
- A community food center would be very helpful in time of need; Experienced flooding in Colorado and not very easy to get food
- Possible to run independently, ie no people manning it
- What do people eat after a disaster?
- Where do people eat after a disaster?
- What role does food play in community building?
- If there were a structure that could help re-build a community after a disaster, what aspects would it have?
- Not used:
- Where would you see a need for sustainable food hubs?
- Have you ever seen food insecurity leading to unhealthy eating habits?
- Would it be beneficial to design in a pop up style in areas with specific needs such as, disaster struck, poor, possible military
- What do you think the criteria for sizing a food hub should be? Should it be based on the level and severity of the disaster, or population?
- Should the “station” provide food or simple provide the people the resources
- Do you see there being a chance to gather government based funding rather then generating all internal revenue?
- What are characteristics of successful vs. unsuccessful food hubs?