AW01
Encounter, create and eat the world: a meal (Workshop)

Convenors:
Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Laura Cuch (University College London)
Stream:
Encounters between people, things and environments
Location:
LICA C01 Design Studio
Start time:
26 July, 2018 at 12:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

In this workshop we will do STS by cooking a lunch. Each participant brings two edible ingredients that represent an element of interacting with the world for her. We will conduct a series of exercises to learn about these ingredients, their relationship to us and the world, and how to cook them. Preregistration via here: https://goo.gl/forms/iEPYzeYC4k84Gs1F2

Long abstract:

How do we encounter the world when we cook and eat? From an STS perspective, cooking and eating are two of the most direct ways of interacting with the world, and one in which, we constantly re-negotiate the socio-technical world. In this workshop we will do STS by cooking a lunch. Each workshop participant will need to bring two edible ingredients that represent an important element of interacting with the world for her. We will conduct a series of exercises to learn about these ingredients, how to cook them, and learn what they do to our bodies. We will then conduct another series of exercises to consider the ways we want to create a meal from these ingredients: We will think through how they politically and gustatorily sit together, what kinds of transformations we want them to undergo and what kind of situation (religious, political, technical) to create to eat the meal. Finally, we will also think through the waste we produce with our lunch and what to do with it and seek to introduce it into the meal. Preregistration to AW01 is open - please follow this link here: https://goo.gl/forms/iEPYzeYC4k84Gs1F2