Call for Participation

The workshop invites contributions – case studies submitted as 1-page expressions of interest (pdf) – from designers, researchers, and others interested in exploring possibilities of co-creative collaborations to address food-related eco-social challenges.

We welcome design cases that respond to one or more of the following areas of interest:

Considering the impacts of using food-related co-creative design methodologies with and for specific communities and contexts.

Examining how these methodologies might help people to think about urgent eco-social challenges, e.g. resource extraction, biodiversity loss, weakening social cohesion, vanishing food cultures and traditions, and the overarching climate change.

Troubling what is at stake in food system transformation by bringing focus to situated concerns.

Highlighting opportunities and challenges of working with food-related materials in participatory design.

Aligning with the PDC 2022 theme Embracing Cosmologies, the workshop welcomes especially those cases that reach beyond the scope of human-food perspectives, to explore intricate, relational multi-species entanglements that constitute the global food web.

Interested contributors shall submit their expressions of interest (pdf) to feedfoodfutures@gmail.com no later than September 1st 2022 (AOE). The workshop takes place on September 27th, 2022 in the Oodi Helsinki Central Library (Finland).

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