Call for papers on “Thinking through connections: telecoupled transformations of urban food and energy systems”

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.

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Call for papers on “Food & drink heritage, rural tradition or novelty? Challenges for responsible development.”

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.

Call for papers on “Community self-organisation and landscapes of food justice and sustainability”

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.

Conference “Connections and missing links between urban agriculture, food and food systems” organised by Universidade Nova de Lisboa with the participation of RUAF

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

CFP AAG 2018 – Action Research in International Critical Urban Agrifood Systems Geographies

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).

AAG 2018 CFP: Vegan Geographies and The End of Anthroparchy

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.