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.
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
The Food Geographies Working Group (FGWG) invites proposals for sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018 being held at Cardiff University from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August 2018. Professor Paul Milbourne will chair the conference with the theme of ‘geographical landscapes / changing landscapes’.
Critical agrifood geographies increasingly use action-oriented research approaches in the study of food systems in order to at once understand, and affect social, political, and environmental dynamics identified as unsustainable or unjust. Broadly, there are many strains of action-oriented research within a web that includes applied research (e.g., agricultural extension; policy research; organizational development studies); action science (Argyris 1995); and critical participatory action research, the latter of which is steeped in more radical social change traditions (e.g., Friere 1993; Du Bois 1898; Torre et al. 2012).
Veganism as an ethics and a practice has a recorded history dating back to Antiquity. Yet, it is only recently that researchers have begun the process of formalising the study of veganism. Scholars who examine this theory and action are usually situated in sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies or critical animal studies. The centrality and contested nature of place in the actions and discourse of animal rights activists however suggest an inherently spatial praxis.