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Geographies of Food and Consumption: The Social Life of Taste
Food and, perhaps more evocatively, taste, have a distinctly territorial power from harvest to consumption. Our food choices (re)shape space, influence land use, and affect community formation. Good taste, terroir, and food trends circulate across sites of power.
Urban gardening, organic labeling, and local food movements contribute to and inform the social spaces they rearrange. Taste changes the way people interact with and in space and with each other.
Questioning such tropes as fresh and all-natural, this forum will peel back the glossy packaging to interrogate our eating ways and situate our sense of taste within the contexts of social, economic, and political power.
*Space is limited, so arrive early. We’ll hold your seat until 15 minutes before the event begins.
Josh Labove, PhD candidate in SFU's Department of Geography, is a specialist on border security, gender and geography, and legal geography.