We will hold two break-out sessions during the AHRC Festival. Both will be located at the Butetown History and Arts Centre, Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5AG (click for location). The sessions are free. However, places are limited. If you would like to attend please send an email to Michael Buser (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate which session you’d like to attend.
Tuesday 1 July (11:30 – 13:00) (note, time change)
Kneading to share research: interactive and performative methodologies around food issues
During this 90 minute session members of the foodscapes team will reflect on experiences from the project, drawing out particular ideas about creative practice, food, and community-based research. The session will revolve around the process of baking bread (all participants will be able to join in). While kneading and sharing stories about food, we will explore how performative art and participatory research can help mobilise and sustain the idea of ‘ecological citizenship’.
Speakers include artist Paul Hurley, Sue Baic (the Matthew Tree Project), Melissa Mean (Knowle West Media Centre), Emma Roe (University of Southampton), and Michael Buser (UWE). There will also be a planting workshop run by our friends at Edible Landscapes Movement.
Wednesday 2 July (12:30 – 14:00)
Breaking Bread: a conversation on art work and food practices (lunch provided)
Join artist Paul Hurley, researcher Roz Hall and guest artist Simon Lee Dicker around the kitchen table for a chat about the politics and poetics of food and participation in art, and about the making of value and meaning. Taking the Foodscapes exhibition as its starting point, the session will explore points of intersection between contemporary art practices and food practices, between processes of talking and processes of doing. Homemade pizza provided for all, bring your own topping if you want to personalise yours! Presented with the support of WARP / g39.