MX01 Miaoxia Community Kitchen: Building Design and Construction

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The Miaoxia Community Kitchen project resulted in the development and implementation of the community kitchen (2015) in Miaoxia Village Sichuan Province. This involved the design and construction of a 190m2 two level community kitchen through participatory design by 80+ participants. Development of a social enterprise and social organization of 7 village women to run and develop the community kitchen with profit sharing with the community. The collaboration put in place the ‘software’ through Action Research (local understanding, dialogue and engagement; social systems and services) and the ‘hardware’ through the applied research methodology of Participatory Design processes (design process, constructed spaces, capacity development and skill extension). The project was co-funded by the Keswick Foundation and Department General Research Funds (SD).
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPrinted matter
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


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