Despite substantial advancements in the fields of food and energy geography, attempts to develop translocal and connective perspectives for studying the transformation of urban food and energy systems are sporadic (e.g. Eakin et al. 2017, Bridge 2017, Rutherford and Coutard 2014). The continued localist logic in many studies here risks re-producing accounts that fail to consider the different material and immaterial connections provided by underlying resource flows or food chains. This in turn potentially limits our understanding of how such connections are altered as a result of urban transformations.
Rural space has been traditionally recognised as spaces of food production and rich repositories of food and drink, traditions, heritage and provenance. Upon this foundation, both well-known and newer forms of rural leisure and rural tourism offers have been developed. Experiences from gastronomy within food tourism to more technical ventures in micro-brewing, artisan and lifestyle markets exemplify this potential.
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff, 2018 Session sponsored by the Food Geographies Working Group Session Convenors: Rebecca St. Clair (Manchester… Read more Call for papers on “Critical perspectives on Edible Urban Landscapes”
This session would invite contributions exploring this entrepreneurial aspect of UA from the Global North and South. Research has shown that policy can have a significant effect on the success of these sites in urban areas (Cretella & Buenger, 2015; Hovorka, 2004) .Therefore we welcome contributions from a policy and case study perspective.
This session seeks to critically explore these responses, their inherent tensions and make visible the diversity of practices that are collectively driving changes in local and global food waste landscapes.
This session considers the role of community self-organisation in relation to new landscapes of food justice and sustainability. Recent years have seen a flourishing of community-led initiatives aiming to create food systems which deliver nourishing food whilst upholding principles such as care for planetary resources, fair livelihoods for producers, food rights for consumers and compassion for animals.
RGS/IBG Annual International Conference 28th-31st August. Sponsored by the RGS Food Geographies Working Group Session organisers: Jack Pickering (email@example.com) & Mara Miele (firstname.lastname@example.org)… Read more Call for Papers: UnCultivated Landscapes of Consumption
This call for abstracts intends to select papers that will be presented during a scientific event evolving around three sessions and that is organised by Universidade Nova de Lisboa with the participation of RUAF scholars on the 26th of April 2018. Contributions should fall under one of the following topics: 1) Connections and missing links between Food related fields of research; 2) Linking up actors and scales; 3) Shifting from UA and food projects to policies
RECOMS is an H2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network. The purpose of RECOMS is to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in innovative, transdisciplinary and transformative approaches to promoting and facilitating resourceful and resilient community environmental practice. The ESR positions are fixed term for 36-months (beginning September 1st 2018). The ESRs will be employed with normal social security coverage by the host institutions and will have all benefits provided for in the MSCA-ITN early career fellowship regulations, including a highly competitive remuneration, living allowances and mobility expenses.
The Human Geography pathway of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) invites applications for funded PhD study, available to start in October 2018. The following collaborative studentships are available: ‘The Frontiers of Food Sovereignty and Agrarian Justice in the Amazon: A Community-Based Study of Political Agro-ecology in the State of Pará’ (In collaboration with Agro-ecology in Latin America)