What would Riverside be like if large-scale corporate farming laws didn’t enter Indiana?

Harvard GSD Urban Planning Studio with Toni Griffin

Legacy Lands: Protopian Futures
Imagined Protopian Future: What Riverside Would Look Like if Large-Scale Corporate Farming didn’t enter Indiana

Riverside, Indianapolis is currently facing Food Apartheid: there are currently no supermarkets in the 4-mile radius that have fresh food

Riverside, Indianapolis

This issue stems from political motivation. Profit-based food laws that were a result of Neo-Liberal thinking isolated BIPOC farmers, local businesses and people from their land and nourishment. 

A Timeline of Agricultural history in the U.S & Indiana

Today, only 1.5% of farmer owner operators are Black.

Mapping Out Current Food Access in Riverside

A Collage of a Protopian Future

What could Riverside look like?

A Collage of a Protopian White River

this project is on going, and currently in its research stage

about me

hi! I’m Tara, excited about inclusive design methods that uplift communities & form meaningful futures.
M. Arch @ Harvard GSD
Research Assistant @ Harvard Bloomberg City Leadership Initiative

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Food For Profit 
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