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Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries. December 3, 2015

Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries

Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 4:00pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public

Download: audio, small video, or original.

The “scholarly undergarments” of food studies: different relationships between information, communication, and process tools among different approaches like agroecology, landscape ecological planning, integrated natural resource management, and political ecology.

For the past eight years, Nicholas Jordan, Professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, UMN, and Valentine Cadieux, Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Hamline University, have worked together and with their respective communities of practice to integrate tools for communicative practice and systemic understanding—largely in relation to complex food-society-environment relationships. Cadieux’s current work involves field guides that support people sharing food experiences and expertise and building access to land for food production, while Jordan’s centers on building a new agricultural bioeconomy in South Central Minnesota. This conversational presentation will explore the role of students and scholars in food and agriculture movement work!

The discussion will be comoderated by Lewis Gilbert, Managing Director of the Institute on the Environment, and Jennifer Gunn, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study.

This event is cosponsored by the IAS Agrifood Collaborative and the Institute on the Environment. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

In a workshop designed and led by artist Marina Zurkow, participants created prototype meals and scenarios about the future of eating based on a random set of constraints. Meal preparers: Laura Bigger, Molly Balcom Raleigh, Valentine Cadeiux, Teréz Iacovino, Sarah Nassif & Marina Zurkow. Meal eaters: Laura Bigger, Molly Balcom Raleigh, Valentine Cadeiux, Daniel Dean, Steve Dietz, Teréz Iacovino, Sarah Nassif, Ryan Seibold, & Marina Zurkow. The dinner is set at The Hydroponic Table (a project by Crescent Collective) in the thinking, making, living exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Video compiled by Laura Bigger

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