[Iag-list] Eating the Anthropocene Symposium, Macquarie University, April 26-27, 2018

Andrew McGregor andrew.mcgregor at mq.edu.au
Thu Feb 8 13:55:30 AEDT 2018

Dear colleagues.

The Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University is very excited to be hosting a symposium on Eating the Anthropocene, April 26-27, 2018.  Please find the details below.

Eating the Anthropocene: What and how should we eat in a climate changing world?

Keynote speaker: Mike Goodman (University of Reading)

April 26-27, 2018, Macquarie University

url: https://groundworkgeop.wordpress.com/blog/

The meatification, standardisation, and globalisation of diets has contributed to food systems and cultures that both drive planetary change and are vulnerable to those changes. The environmental impacts of food intersect with food justice, security, sovereignty, quality and multispecies flourishing. Eating the Anthropocene challenges established and emergent relationships between people, animals, plants, insects, water, microbes, soils, and atmospheres. Old ideas about who and what is killable and consumable are being questioned and new politics, praxes and visceral, multispecies geographies of food are being generated.

We welcome provocations on themes such as (but not limited to): Innovations in food and food practices; political ecologies of food; food transitions; food justice; food security and sovereignty; Indigenous peoples and food; more-­than-­human approaches to food; food politics, prefigurative politics and food movements; food subjectivities, cultures and geographies; visceral geographies of food; food art, writing and creativity; food ethics; alternative food networks; urban agriculture; food certification.

The workshop aims to bring food researchers, activists and authorities together to envision future food challenges and transitions. Day 1 will be comprised of academic presentations in the form of short provocations and discussions. Day 2 will focus on activism and practice, exploring generative opportunities to rework food systems in creative, fair and just ways.

If you would like to present your ideas at the symposium please include a title for a short 5-­10 minute provocation when you register. The symposium is open to all, including academics, students, professionals and activists, however please note numbers are limited.

To register for the symposium please contact andrew.mcgregor at mq.edu.au, donna.houston at mq.edu.au, and margaret.raven at mq.edu.au at the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. The deadline for expressions of interest is March 16, 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Andrew, Donna and Margaret

A/Prof Andrew McGregor
Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University
T: +61 2 9850 7993


[Macquarie University]<http://mq.edu.au/>

Latest publications:

McGregor, A., Houston, D. online Cattle in the Anthropocene: four propositions. Transactions: Institute of British Geographers http://rdcu.be/tOWg
Alam, A., McGregor, A., Houston, D. online Photo-response: approaching participatory photography as a more-than-human research method. Area http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/area.12368/full<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/area.12368/full>
McGregor, A. online Critical development studies in the Anthropocene. Geographical Research http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1745-5871.12206/full

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