Co-convenors: Nicolette Larder (University of New England), Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Felipe Roa-Clavijo (University of Oxford)
While a vital part of our everyday lives, the future of food is insecure: agriculture and food are currently being shaped by the culmination of multiple crises related to new energy policies, financial turmoil, and climatic hazards. Prevailing food insecurity and the question how agriculture and food should be organised within society are at the very heart of food networks and movements, which have been emerging all over the world in recent years. While all aim at developing alternatives to the current food system, research on these networks and movements together with the existing interlinkages, particularly when it comes to North-South divides, rarely are brought together. This workshop aims at addressing these transregional interlinkages and emerging synergies between those actors and groups of people who are building alternative food relationships in different parts of the world.
The explorative workshop Envisioning the Future of Food Across North-South Divides developed by Sarah Ruth Sippel, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Area Studies (CAS) at the University of Leipzig, was one of the winners of our annual competition for transregional research ideas. It was part of the strategic cooperation between the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland and took place at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin from 1 to 3 December 2016.
On December 1, the workshop was opened by a roundtable discussion at the Z/KU. Please find more information here.