Towards decolonial transdisciplinary research: The humanities in food studies
21 November 2019, University of the Western Cape
This workshop brought together CFS students from the Universities of the Western Cape, Pretoria and kwaZulu Natal who had been sharing their work-in-progress over the course of 2019 via cyber-conferencing. It was the first opportunity to meet face to face and aimed at generating conversations, fostering transdisciplinarity, and encouraging relevant theorising and methodological work on food studies.
Critical Food Studies: transdisciplinary humanities approaches intra-institutional seminars 2019
Throughout 2019 CFS students from University of the Western Cape, University of Pretoria and kwaZulu Natal met through cyber-conferencing to share their thinking, research proposals and work-in-progress.
Kicking off our intra-institutional programme – “Critical Food Studies: Transdisciplinary Humanities Approaches”
14 February 2019
The Programme aims to drive a field of critical food studies straddling humanities disciplines both in South Africa and continentally. The focus includes postgraduate studies, academic and accessible online publications, performance and visual art productions as well as public engagement. Our inception workshop with colleagues and students at the Universities of Pretoria (UP), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) was held at UP’s Future Africa site, a new complex encouraging postgraduate and established scholarly research writers’ residencies and conferences. The workshop included provocative think-pieces, aimed at mapping out some of the innovative work that the programme will deepen in the next few years, and establishing a foundation for the work to be pursued at the three universities and beyond.
Front: Angelo Fick (ASRI)
Middle L-R: Vasu Reddy (UP), Relebohile Moletsane (UKZN)
Back L-R: Gabisile Mkhize (UKZN), Haidee Swanby (UWC), Glen Ncube (UP),
Heather Thuynsma (UP), Desiree Lewis (UWC), Donna Andrews (UWC), Hassan Kaya (UKZN). Lynn Mafofo (UWC)
Common Ground for Food Sovereignty 27 April 2017
The FPC project participated in the “Common Ground for Food Sovereignty” event, organised by Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) and the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation. The event linked the struggles of smallholder farmers and farmworkers.
Student reflection by Haidee Swanby Regulating slavery is not good enough
The Future(s) of Food: Panel Discussion July 2017
Striking workers at Robertson Winery: September 2016
International Symposium on Food Studies: Transnational Conversations July 22-23, 2016
Food Colloquium: 29-30 August, 2015
This project is concerned with the human dimensions of food in our current context. The emphasis is on how certain knowledge work to create understandings about food, society and culture; how we can explore complex social identities in relation to food items, food cultures and food preparation or consumption; and how social relationships and struggles are configured around food systems.
Read the Colloquim report
The Food (R)evolution Exhibition: a “traveling documentary photography-as-public-art outdoor installation,”
Designed by the Sustainability Institute, the Center for Complex Systems in Transition, and the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University.