Presented by Arts House
7pm, Wed 8 Nov
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Please note, this is a food futures event – food will be experienced. As such, we can accommodate food allergies, but not preferences.
Food brings us together, but it also has the capacity in times of turbulence to force us apart. Join Jen Rae of Fair Share Fare as she explores future food scenarios through a guided meal that could result in anarchy or a revolution.
In 1906, commenting on social unrest, Alfred Henry Lewis stated in Cosmopolitan magazine that “there are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” In a world with increasing ecological degradation and greater disparities between the rich and poor, food security is of increasing global concern.
What does that mean for Australia? What are some of the actions we can take today to secure food in the future ? Can disruptions like disasters breed innovative thinking and action or are we really 9 meals away from chaos? Three guests will lead conversations providing a global, local and Indigenous perspective to these questions by dispelling some food myths and offering provocations to chew on.
Food, refreshments and shelter will be experienced, but be prepared to beg, barter and trade to complete your meal.
N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs, Tammi Jonas & Jennifer Sheridan
Supported by – Refuge is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; The Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and the University of Melbourne.
Refuge supporting partners are Emergency Management Victoria, Red Cross Australia, SES Footscray Division, The Huddle at The North Melbourne Football Club, the University of Melbourne’s Research Unit in Public Cultures, Resilient Melbourne, ACTNatimuk, Nati Frinj Biennale, Creative Recovery Network and Horsham Rural City Council.
Image by – Bryony Jackson