The RAI “Anthropology and Geography” conference moves online!
It is with great pleasure that we can announce again our panel Mapping the Edible City at the international conference Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future now to be held as an online conference 14-18 September 2020.
The conference is jointly organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the British Academy, the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, and the British Museum’s Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Our panel Mapping the Edible City: Making visible communities and food spaces in the city is convened by Dr Ferne Edwards (RMIT Europe) and Katrin Bohn. Prof Kevin Morgan (Cardiff University) and Prof André Viljoen are its co-convenors. It will explore innovative food map-making approaches that empower communities and connect them to the city and place through food. We contend that geography and anthropology intertwine in urban cartography as they extend approaches to space, storytelling, place-making, power and engagement.
Our panel originally attracted the highest number of submissions coming from all over the world broadly covering the themes of * mapping in food cultures, histories and a sense of home/place; * interconnecting people, food systems and economies; * food cartographies of change and conflict; and * mapping land use and place making for food.
We are looking forward to continue working with our selected contributors.
For further information on the conference see the conference’s website.
For more information about curating our panel see here.
Image: Edible Map for Newcastle, one of several maps suggesting and describing “edible walks” in cities around the world by Mikey Tomkins, panel contributor (source: Mikey Tomkins 2015)