Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Street Food Sites: A Recipe for Street Food Spaces in our Cities

It has been estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations that 2.5 billion people eat street food everyday. However, inquiry and discourse of the street food industry’s influence on our cities have been fairly limited. Based on my ethnographic research of the street food scene in Portland, Oregon USA, the aim of this paper is to identify and describe new taxonomy to examine how street food shapes our cities. This paper comprises three main sections. The first section surveys and analyses the key concepts of space in the city. In the second section, I introduce new conceptual frameworks to describe the phenomenon of street food spaces in our urbanscapes. I also propose the term “Street Food Sites” and demonstrate how these Sites develop and function in cities. The final section of the paper incorporates in-depth interviews, observations and portraitures of street food vendors in Portland and argues that “Street Food Sites” shape the identities of our cities and must be considered in urban planning and development.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018