Sitting Down to Eat is a series of workshops on the past, present, and future of food. Participants map the ways food runs through our memories, practices and imaginations, tying together food culture in a changing world.
The workshop is conceptual, designed to examine and re-think the ways that food culture changes, but it is rooted in participants experiences with food and focuses on story-telling. We take a participatory action research approach, treating participants as experts in their own lived experience, and asking for a creative examination of possible futures of food, both utopian and dystopian.
Sitting Down to Eat is an ongoing collaboration between me and Chelsea Wills. We held our first workshop at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in February 2015, and more are in the works. To learn more about the project, and if you would like to host a workshop, contact me.