Good Food: Feeding Affordance, Decent Helpings, and Community Resilience

This post is a video of a talk that I am going to give next week.  Please excuse the unevenness of the audio–I am learning how to add audio files to video.   I would really welcome questions, constructive comments, and positive affirmation.  :-).

 

Mapping residuals can help identify communities that are resilient: Feeding Affordance and Decent Helpings

 

Building an Unjust Foodscape: Shifting Governance Regimes, Urban Place Making and the Making of Chinese Food as Ordinary in Hong Kong

This is the text from my recently published peer-reviewed paper in the journal Local Environment.  The paper will be part of a special issue on Food Justice edited by Agatha Herman and Mike Goodwin in the future. The e-paper is available, but behind a paywall until May 2018. I am making the text available here as per the copyright agreement, but for correct referencing please see:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2017.1328674

DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2017.1328674

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Memories of a life once lived

I wrote this post on 17 Nov 2010. It is deeply personal and involves two periods in my life: one that was difficult and one full of hope. A lot has changed since then: Drake has died of his disease; I am back in the UK; My life has moved on in radical ways;  My children are almost grown. But there is a lot in it I think worth remembering.

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Feeding 10bn as part of the festival of 10bn

CbcOgnTXEAAh8zhAt work, I have been part of a team working on a project aiming to support second year university students enhance their interdisciplinary learning, thinking and working skills.  We have designed this process to enable students to do this through a central theme:  Living in a world of 10bn.  In addition to online and off line learning, one of the elements of the learning journey involves their participation in what we are calling the Festival of 10bn.  Toward that end, I contributed by hosting, in collaboration with three organisations, a meal derived out of food that is
surplus.  Here is the storify of that event.