Food for Thought is an interactive event involving talking, listening, good food, music, and movement. The aim is to dialogue with other people around the issues and challenges facing us at present in a world of climate breakdown, war and militarisation, precarious employment, and inequality. How can we not only survive in such a context but in fact learn how to thrive and support each other, and build a new, more equal, and more sustainable world for all of life?
Students, community workers, and anyone interested in being part, came together on November 23 2022 to reflect on their experiences of today’s world and share strategies and dreams for a better world. Groups and organisations working to create solutions showcased their work. A key theme was local food production and on how food connects us to each other and our wider ecology. In this spirit, we invited participants to bring food to share and to eat together in a collective space. Some of the sessions were outdoors.
The event was jointly organised by AFRI and lecturers in the Dept of Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences in ATU Mayo. The event was supported by Feasta and REDIAL partnership. We hope that Food for Thought gatherings will expand nationally.
Note: Feasta is a forum for exchanging ideas. By posting on its site Feasta agrees that the ideas expressed by authors are worthy of consideration. However, there is no one ‘Feasta line’. The views of the article do not necessarily represent the views of all Feasta members.