In order to tackle most of these issues, Lille will create an innovative device: a collective kitchen that articulates various actions towards the district’s population:
1. Providing a shared space to socialize. There you may cook, eat, meet people, and make new experiences (including an audio-visual studio, and a vertical agriculture demonstrator);
2. Organizing workshops, mostly against waste and malnutrition;
3. Creating a virtuous ecosystem of training and job opportunities: crash courses, and meeting with employers on the one hand; restaurants and food processing activities on the other hand.
Most part of the innovation lies within the fact that, contrary to the usual public equipment, the kitchen will respond to an original collective governance. Furthermore, it will be financially autonomous while receiving part of the benefits from private activity operating in the vicinity.
A dense prefiguration program will anticipate, during the first 2 years of the program, the inauguration of the building.
Marcelline is the Expert of this project, capitalising on its experience as well as providing pieces of advice and recommendations.
More information on the project here.
Funding Authority: Urban Innovative Actions