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Food heritage for sustainable futures
October 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This RMIT global webinar addresses the key role of food heritage in the transition towards sustainable futures. It is supported by Barcelona City Council and forms part of the program for the Barcelona World Sustainable Food Capital 2021.
The current context of climate change and a growing population urge the transition to a more sustainable and resilient model of food production and consumption. Preserving cultural heritage and revisiting traditional food practices can contribute to this transformation by promoting agricultural diversity, influencing consumption habits and adding value to the sense of place. Employing traditional knowledge to transform food cultures in an inclusive way is a contentious process that requires reflection, mediation and engagement from a variety of stakeholders, including Indigenous communities.
This global webinar will bring together researchers, cultural managers, urban planners as well as representatives of Indigenous-led organisations to explore the key role of food heritage in tackling global challenges and promoting sustainable food systems. Key questions:
What can we learn from the first agriculturalists on earth?
How can we harness the value of food heritage to create more inclusive, green and resilient cities?
How can Indigenous thinking contribute to the transition towards sustainable food systems?
How can research, education and culture join hands and support this process?
*The webinar will be captioned in Spanish and Catalan.