Reign of Terroir in the Humanities

I will be taking part in a conversation on the concept of terroir in the humanities at Brown University’s Cogut Center for the Humanities. I am looking forward to discussing the idea of terroir with Edward Korry from Johnston & Wales. Please come and join us:

April 5, 2012, 5:30pm
Brown University, Cogut Center for the Humanities
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street
Provicence, RI

Food Mapping

The other night I introduced my class to the concept of foodmaps. Inspired by Lidia Marte’s work on this topic, we set out to spatially represent our foodways. Where does our food come from? How do we navigate the provisioning options that are available to us? What personal relations are shaped by the way we shop? What do we leave out of these maps? These are just a few of the questions that we asked as we commented on each other’s maps and interviewed each other focusing on provisioning practices.

This is an excellent research and study technique to bring greater spatial awareness to food systems. I would suggest giving it a try.