Conference panel “Mapping the Edible City” attracts highest number of submissions
We are pleased to announce that our conference panel to this year’s Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present, and Future conference did attract the highest number of submissions of any of the proposed panels! This shows not only that “the urban food question” has secured an important place as a subject of research and critical practice , it also shows that – with ease and urgency – it inspires thinking across the disciplines of urban design, geography and anthropology.
Challenging news is that our triple-blind review process now needs to select between 29 high-quality submissions. As convenors and co-convenors, we are excited to appropriately negotiate our panel’s presentation details with the conference organisers, the British Academy, the British Museum, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Geographical Society and SOAS University of London.
The conference will be held from the 4th to the 7th of June 2020 in SOAS, Senate House, and the Clore Centre of the British Museum with the opening taking place at the Royal Geographical Society on the evening of 4 June.
Our panel, Mapping the Edible City: Making visible communities and food spaces in the city, is convened by Ferne Edwards (RMIT) and Katrin Bohn (UoB) and co-convened by André Viljoen (UoB) and Kevin Morgan (Cardiff University). It welcomes inputs from anthropologists, geographers and other disciplines engaged with urban space to explore the emergence and possibilities for urban food mapping practices. We seek papers/contributions that explore the tensions, criticisms and new theoretical and methodological directions that such mapping introduces across disciplines in relation to key themes that include (but are not limited to) identity, space-use conflicts, gender, migration, the senses, ecology, productivity, and home/place-making through food. We welcome both, academic papers and other contributions including, but not limited to maps, audio, and video.
For further information see the conference’s website.
For more information about curating the panel see here.
For information on our co-convenor Prof Kevin Morgan’s work see here.
Image: Map of Berlin showing urban agriculture projects with an educational focus from the exhibition CarrotCity and Die Produktive Stadt. (source: FG Stadt & Ernährung (Prof. Bohn) TU Berlin, 2011)