Food shapes the world around us, but the way we search for and consume it has changed. The award-winning author Carolyn Steel wrote a new book: ‘Sitopia’ (sitos= food; topos = place). This visionary book shows us the way we search for and consume food has changed. How can food help us to live a good, meaningful, healthy and ethical live? What role will technological advances play in the future? How can production and distribution be reformed to avoid irrevocable climate change? We will discuss these questions and more with Carolyn Steel and other experts on food and sustainability.
From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it’s the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. Food remains central to addressing the predicaments and opportunities of our urban, digital age. Sitopia is a new vision for change and how to thrive on our crowded planet with insights from many different viewpoints (i.a. philosophy, history, architecture, literature, economy, design politics and science).