This publication was created through research from the Blueprint Architect Group, a local food justice research group coordinated by Platform in Tower Hamlets. It is a part one of a series of 3. Part 2 will be launched by July 2023.
Many people, communities and organisations across the UK are responding to local issues in a food system in deep crisis. Commitment, energy, passion and a fundamental sense of justice is seen in each one of these actions, whether it’s providing a soup kitchen, establishing a food bank or a co-op, setting up growing spaces or campaigning for plastic free businesses.
Members of the Blueprint Architect group are among those taking action on food justice, food growing, and food solidarity in Tower Hamlets. The group is a collective of over 30 local people who are all deeply committed to exploring, building and manifesting a community-led food system. Here in this publication, their knowledge and experience is at the heart of creating the principles and building blocks for an alternative food system that is democratic, environmentally sustainable, and driven by local people.