Food Democracy

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

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In a world where privatisation 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 - 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, artist 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
  • 582,297

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"The most effective step you can take to save the world, and yourself, is to change the way you eat. The food industry is responsible for more health problems, environmental damage, and social strife than any other. By choosing what to put in our mouths, we can heal ourselves, save the topsoil, feed the hungry, and overturn neoliberalism. Food Democracy shows the many easy, powerful, and delicious ways to achieve a sustainable future. We are what you eat."--Douglas Rushkoff, author, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus "International Journal of Food Design"
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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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