Food Democracy

Food Democracy : Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design and Art

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In a world where privatization and capitalism dominate the global economy, the essays in this book ask how to make socially responsive communication, design, and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. Food Democracy brings together contributions from leading international scholars and activists, critical case studies of emancipatory food practices, and reflections on possible models for responsive communication, design, and art. A section of visual communication works, creative writings, and accounts of participatory art for social and environmental change, which were curated by the Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art on the theme of "Food Democracy," are also included here. The beautifully designed book also includes a unique and delicious compilation of socially engaged recipes by the academic and activist community. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, Food Democracy is essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 33.02mm | 1,315.42g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrated in color throughout
  • 1783207965
  • 9781783207961
  • 485,190

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"What can tactical sustenance be in a world where hunger is a part and parcel of our current strategic market systems and governance that function to maintain 'food insecurity' on a global scale. Food Democracy is a direct response to navigating this Meat-Market-State by focusing on community research initiatives and artist practices of avant-gardening and beyond that can help us re-configure how our food is designed, how our food is sold, and who has access to food. This book is not just about what the problems are - but what can we do about it."--Ricardo Dominguez, Electronic Disturbance Theater
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About Oliver Vodeb

Oliver Vodeb is a researcher and lecturer in the school of Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. He is also director, editor, and curator of Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art.
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