We invite you to join a seminar series on The Politics and Practices of Food Governance organised by OFG and hosted at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, in October and November 2012 to explore the contemporary politics of food production, marketing and consumption.
The series will examine the multiple ways in which food is governed today and its implications for health, the environment and business. The series will pay particular attention to the role that non- governmental actors and citizen-consumers play in contemporary forms of local and global food governance (Lezaun and Schneider 2012). Based on seven invited talks, the series will address the question of whether food consumption can be considered an ‘invisible’ form of public and political engagement (Lien and Nerlich, 2004; Blue, 2010) and asks what the potential limits of such an engagement are.
The OFG seminar series will provide scope for interdisciplinary engagement with research communities interested in food governance, within and beyond Oxford. The seminar series will serve as a seedbed for the development of a new network for information exchange and collaboration, ensuring the inclusion of multidisciplinary voices in the project’s network of stakeholders.