The annual symposium has become the highlight of BSUFN’s year, showcasing the diversity of food-related research being undertaken at Brighton and Sussex Universities alongside discussion of non-academic and community-based initiatives in East Sussex and beyond.
In recent years, food and related topics have received an increasing profile in the media, in policy debates, and in research and theoretical discourse. Food has become a pressing issue of our time and interacts with other pertinent topics such as politics, economics, sustainability, environment and climate change, health, society and culture, and the food-water-energy nexus.
The 2016 annual symposium will reflect this current agenda through the theme ‘Contemporary Food Issues‘.
The symposium will take place on Thursday the 16th of June 2016 and will be held at the University of Brighton Falmer campus. This will be a day-long event.
An outline of the programme for the day is below and the full programme is available to download by following this link: BSUFN Contemporary Food Issues Programme
|9:00-9:20||Registration, tea/coffee and Posters||E512|
|9:30-10:15||Keynote Speech – Dr Tom Wakeford – Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University||E513|
|“You just don’t get it, do you?” Building a food movement that takes social justice seriously.
Chair: Ruth Segal
|10:15-11:15||Brighton & Hove Communities – Room E513
Chair: Bella Wheeler
|11:15-11:40||Tea/coffee break and Posters||E512|
|11:40-13:10||Global Commodification and Responses – Room E513
Chair: Prof Michael Lipton
|Consumers, Identity and Culture – Room E512
Chair: Abigail Wincott
|Tom Lines||Beth Kamunge|
|Sara Brouwer||Gilly Smith|
|Jennifer Spicer||Jonas House|
|Lunch and Posters
Living With The Land – film showing with Permaculture People
|14:10-14:55||Alternative Models of Sustainable Food Systems
Chair: Rachael Taylor
|Three models of sustainable food systems will be ‘pitched’ as alternative to mainstream food and agriculture systems. This will be followed by an open discussion.
Slow Food Sussex – Michael Little
Permaculture People – Phil Moore and Lauren Simpson
Food Sovereignty Sussex – Jocelyn Jones
|14:55-15:55||Food Safety, Quality and Novelty – Room E513
Chair: Edwin Cristancho
|Professor Erik Millstone|
|15:55-16:20||Tea/coffee break and Posters||E512|
|16:20-17:20||Processed Food and its Discontents – Room E513
Chair: Caroline Hodges
|Graham Sharp and Judith Watson|
|17:20-17:30||Sum up and Close||E513|
Registration to Attend the Symposium
Registration for the Contemporary Food Issues symposium is now closed.
Supported by the Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) Fund. The Symposium 2016 is also kindly supported by: SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) and the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, and COSTALS (Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies), University of Brighton.
Dr Tom Wakeford – Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University.
“You just don’t get it, do you?” Building a food movement that takes social justice seriously.
Tom Wakeford’s work focuses on the addressing inequality and human rights through collaborative generation of democratic knowledge. Tom’s research is often practice-based through the use of participatory action research methods. He has a particular interest in addressing racism within the research system and, more generally, bridging the divide between academics and those whose expertise comes from their experience. His past research on food sovereignty and agroecological initiatives has primarily been in the UK and India.
In recent months Tom has been working with BSUFN on a number of initiatives, including a workshop on the use of arts as a method for engagement to improve research and dialogue around food.