Agrivale: A Phantasmagorical Project for a Small Town

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LaPorte, Macy Alexandra




Since the advent of mass production, fast food has become a staple in modern society. Our lifestyles are sustained by the convenience of ready-made products, to-go cups and take-out containers. Have we lost the connection to food we eat?

This thesis proposes a fictional future in the small town of Keswick, Georgina, Ontario. It addresses growing concerns surrounding food resources and arable land. Agrivale is the story of transition to a self-sustainable town; a speculative proposal that explores food as festivity, celebrating the seasons of growing, and architecture of enjoyment. Exaggerating stereotypical aspects of the small town, Agrivale retells the story of land and river through the seasons, focusing on local food through growth, production, packaging, sales, and consumption. This thesis asks how the intervention of an Agricarnival can develop a renewed consciousness towards farmland and bring awareness to emerging local agriculture while providing socially interactive and playful architecture.






Carleton University

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