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Based on research conducted by the LA Food Policy Council, 31% of the people living in Los Angeles do not have access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, and there are currently 1,300 small corner stores in the City of Los Angeles, but only 28% of these stores offer healthy food options. In a Los Angeles neighborhood with limited healthy food options, the transformation of Lupita’s Market sparked change that reduced food inequity for the community and engaged the neighborhood around a much-loved corner store. Learn about the collaboration between a local non-profit, neighborhood market, designers, builders and politicians that made this project a reality. This talk will address the entire process – with a focus on the design – of Lupita’s market and how this transformative model can help alleviate systemic food inequities in urban areas.
This lecture is part of a series organized by the faculty of the interior design/interior architecture program in The Design School at ASU. Each lecture will be presented online via Zoom webinar and is open to students, faculty and the general public.