Reconnecting Communities with Food: La Ruche qui Dit Oui

Natalie Ortiz, MSC, exposes in her article an entrepreneurship study of a  French industrial designer who is also a chef. Guilhem Chéron has devised a brilliant solution for bringing together food producers and the communities that depend on them. The initiative was published by the Design Management Institute and is available here.


Here are some important questions I got from the article:

  1. “links between food and agriculture and farmers and citizens.”
  2. “social and sustainable innovations around food.”
  3. “designing systems and services”
  4. “development of solutions based in local communities and contexts in which the designer empowers individual and other social actors (service providers, institutions) to generate social quality.”
  5. “The producer receives exactly the price he asks for; 20 percent is added to this price; and from that 20 percent, 10 percent goes to the leader of the community hive, 7 percent to the Ruche headquarters, and 3 percent for paying taxes and bank fees.”
  6. “network of farmers and customers”
  7. “They value traceability”
  8. “one of the most important aspects for designers involved in social innovation and entrepreneurship is the ability to look at the bigger picture and strive to solve problems where they originate—to focus on solving problems rather than consequences.”
  9. “The ruche network is an example of what Ezio Manzini calls SLOC: small, local, open, and connected.”
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Informazioni su ravibellardi

English EcoDesign Master student in PoliTo - Politecnico di Torino - Turin, Italy. In a double-degree agreement between PoliTo and the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In Brazil, took part in projects like "Design e integração competitiva do território - Estrada Real". This project is a government initiative in order to use the Design approach in order to bring value regarding specific aspects of the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The territory context is the Estrada Real. Also worked in the University of Minas Gerais' Research Center of Theory, Culture and Design in projects related to the use of Design in cultural aspects of the State of Minas Gerais aiming to enhance products related to the Food Sector. Portugês Graduando no curso Master em EcoDesign pelo Politécnico de Turim, Itália (Polito). Bolsista dentro do acordo de dupla titulação entre a Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais e o Politecnico di Torino com apoio da FAPEMIG. Atuou como bolsista do Projeto "Design e integração competitiva do território - Estrada Real", projeto do Centro Minas Design em parceria com o Polito. Ravi Bellardi também é atuante no desenvolvimento do projeto Estudo de Aspectos Culturais de Minas Gerais Visando à Valorização de Produtos Relacionados ao Setor Alimentício Através do Design com financiamento da FAPEMIG e apoio da UEMG. Ravi Bellardi desenvolve trabalhos tanto de caráter acadêmico, quanto de caráter de extensão com a orientação da Profa. Dra. Lia Krucken juntamente ao Centro de Teoria, Pesquisa & Cultura em Design da Escola de Design da Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais.


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