Planning Change in the City: food futures

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018
pre-conference symposium
sponsored by Food Geographies Working Group

Date: 28th August 2018

This active symposium, convened by the RGS-IBG Food Geographies Working Group, will explore some of the key challenges, tensions and opportunities in contemporary urban food systems. In the morning, a panel and creative workshop will get us engaging with these issues before we go out into Cardiff in the afternoon to see how they play out in practice, engaging with some of the city’s food initiatives. The day will end with a shared meal at a local food project.

Outline of the Workshop

10:00-10:15 Registration and coffee (main registration desk, Main Building)
10:15-10:30 Welcome: introduction to workshop (Glamorgan Building – Seminar Room 0.85)
10:30-12:30 Challenges and Questions workshop: academic and practitioner panellists – including: Ana Moragues Faus, Moya Kneafsey, Megan Blake, Lia Moutselou (Lia’s Kitchen), Katie Palmer (Food Cardiff) and Mel (from Cardiff’s Penylan Pantry) – will present a key challenge they are facing or question that they are engaging with in their research/practice.  This will be followed by thematic small group discussions, which will produce a poster to capture the tensions, opportunities and methods that will then be presented to the group as a whole.
12:30-13:30 Lunch at the University
13:30-14:20 Walk to Global Gardens through Bute Park taking in a few of Cardiff’s local food sites/sights
14:20-16:15 Global Gardens ( an active afternoon learning about the project and participating in some of the activities including weeding, harvesting and planting.
16:15-16:30 Rapporteur: Rebecca Sandover will offer some closing comments and reflections.
16:30-17:00 Walk to the Embassy café, Cathays Terrace
17:00-19:00 Evening social: ‘make your own’ pizza and salads with creative activities including mixing refreshing herbal drinks and discussing research stories and issues on the soapbox.
The pre-conference symposium is organised by RGS-IBG Food Geographies working group.
This event is sold out.





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