With short readings and a shared lunch, we discuss Carolyn Steel’s book Hungry City and how it relates to our Scottish food system.
Please feel free to bring a dish to share, or a PAYF donation if you would like to eat.
Book synopsis: The relationship between food and cities is fundamental to our everyday lives. The gargantuan effort necessary to feed cities arguably has a greater social and physical impact on us and our planet than anything else we do. Yet we rarely stop to wonder how food reaches our plates. Hungry City reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries-old dilemma – one which holds the key to a host of current problems, from obesity, the rise of the supermarkets, to the destruction of the natural world. Carolyn Steel follows food on its journey – from the land to market and supermarket, kitchen to table, waste-dump and back again. She shows how our lives and our environment are being manipulated but explains how we can change things for the better. Original, inspiring and written with infectious enthusiasm and belief, Hungry City illuminates an issue that is fundamental to us all.
This event will be immediately followed by a workshop on Food and Design which utilises quotes from the book ‘Hungry City’ as a framework.
This short programme as part of the CCA Cooking Pot series to coincide with the theme of ‘Political Animal’, questions the role design can play in changing our relationship with food, the city and our communities. The series is designed by Steph Marsden of food/play/food to engage members of the public with themes that link food, the city and our roles as political animals.
Further information can be found at foodplayfood.com