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“When are we having for dinner”: temporality and the ethico-politics in emerging food technologies 
Mariana Hase Ueta (Wageningen University and Research)
Zoë Robaey (Wageningen University)
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Combined Format Open Panel

Short Abstract:

In multidimensional transformations, the development of new food technologies constructs perceptions and hopeful imaginations toward the future, which translates the values, as well as actively builds the future, making it imperative to understand the ethical entanglements of different stakeholders.

Long Abstract:

This year's theme "Making and Doing Transformations" opens the opportunity to have interdisciplinary discussions, learning from the past while imagining different futures. Food technologies have come to offer solutions or better options to problems we had in the past with promises of different futures. But what was the image of the future when determined technology was invented, like GMOs? How did it promise to solve the problems faced in the past? And how are the imaginations constructed around technologies being currently developed in the present, like Cellular Agriculture? The ways we construct, interpret and dispute these narratives are embedded in our own ethical/moral perceptions. And in this sense, they actively contribute to building certain futures. Different stakeholders' perceptions of the ways these technologies could be part of their future are also connected to how they are positioned in this technological constellation. So, the present panel aims to bring to the fore the ethical entanglements involved in food technologies. This way we contribute to shed a critical perspective into future making without falling into the trap of technosolutionism. In this "Combined Format Open Panel" we welcome academic paper presentations from different disciplines, and alternative/experimental formats of knowledge expressions. We invite researchers and artists to come together to imagine and discuss the ethical/moral entanglements in the temporalities of food technologies. In this format, we bring together historical research (e.g. GMO), ethnographic investigations regarding the application of one food technology in the transformation of communities, as well as philosophical and sociological discussions on current innovations in the field (e.g. Cellular Agriculture and Precision Fermentation), and speculative art/design/literature works. The Panel invites questions that explore the role of time on morality in transformations, including but not limited to food technologies production, consumption and waste. We welcome contributions from a wide scope of disciplines.

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