BOSKOI

Amsterdam
Theun Karelse
theun@fo.am
BOSKOI
www.boskoi.org

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project has been initiated by a private organization
In brief, nurse Boskoi is a mobile phone application that sources and identifies where edible plants can be found in Amsterdam. The app provides a list of locations where ‘wild food’ and edible plants can be found across the city, and enables users to add new locations and information.
The project “BOSKOI” is developed by Theun Karelse with less than 10 people, of which less than 50% being volunteers.

LOCATION
The project takes shape in multiple locations of the city.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The project focuses on the development of innovative approaches to urban food/farming related issues.
In particular, attention is paid to new software to influence food consumption.

THE PROJECT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION. PROBLEMS, NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS
In the development of the project, we encountered implementation problems, such as internationally applicable plant names.
In order to cope with the problem, we tried to use the English language, with translations in Dutch. We did not secure political support.

During the implementation, we did not face any regulatory barriers. From the economic point of view, the project is mostly sustainable. In particular, we benefit from public funds from the national level.

In conclusion, we are trying to use what we learned from this application in a broader context: the Institute for Augmented Ecology.

Posted on 20 March 2011 and filed under content

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