Dear colleagues,
Please note that expressions of interest for the Eating the Anthropocene symposium, April 26-27, 2018 at Macquarie University are scheduled to close tomorrow (16 March).  We have had a lot of interest and hope a few more geographers can come along.  Please find the details below.

Eating the Anthropocene: What and how should we eat in a climate changing world?
Keynote speakers: Mike Goodman (University of Reading), Kyle White (Michigan State University) (via recording), Mariaelena Huambachano (Brown University)
April 26-27, 2018, Macquarie University

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,, and 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

Latest publications:

McGregor, A., Houston, D. online Cattle in the Anthropocene: four propositions. Transactions: Institute of British Geographers
Alam, A., McGregor, A., Houston, D. online Photo-response: approaching participatory photography as a more-than-human research method. Area
McGregor, A. online Critical development studies in the Anthropocene. Geographical Research

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