This prototype project idea – Project V – was developed over 2 days during Small Society Lab in June 2015.
Supermarkets have driven the demand for perfect foods and squeezed the prices on local producers, whilst customers have less choice locally through the increasing lack of available product. We are also losing the skills to create affordable meals from scratch.
Project V aims to explore different ways of combining technology and local food producers to make the basics available locally and conveniently. Connecting local producers directly with localised communities for everyone’s benefit.
Discussions were had with an international community using Periscope to understand the challenges also in Mexico. The project looked specifically at the distribution method and potential of vending machine technology on hyper local streets.