Programme

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Day 1

09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee [Geography Cafe]

10:00-10:45 Conference welcome (Megan Blake, Mags Adams and Rebecca Sandover) [AT LT6]

10:45-12:00 Keynote – Julian Agyeman (Tufts University) [AT LT6]

12:00-13:00 Lunch [Geography Cafe]

13:00-14:20 Parallel paper sessions

Session 1A: Healthy and Sustainable Environments (Chair: Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield) [RJRR]

  • Urban Food Production and Household Food Poverty – what are the barriers to integration? (Liz Dinnie and Matt Hare, The James Hutton Institute)
  • Food Systems and Procurement – perspective from Feedback Regional Food Economy (NW) project (Lucy Antal, Feedback)
  • Kitchen Think-Over: the hybridisation of food spaces and their potential to facilitate sustainable diets (Kata Fodor, Aalto University)
  • Understanding Food Access as a Matter of Transport Access for the Elderly (Katerina Psarikidou, Lancaster University; Neil Boyle and Eleonora Morganti, University of Leeds)

Session 1B: Food Revolutions, Resistance and Reform (Chair: Charlotte Spring, University of Sheffield) [TR1]

  • The Provision of Liminal Spaces of Food Aid for Vulnerable Users (Morven McEachern, University of Huddersfield; C. Moraes, University of Birmingham; L. Scullion and A. Gibbons, University of Salford)
  • Sharing as Resistance: autonomous food spaces in Barcelona (Ferne Edwards, RMIT Europe)
  • Is this hipster food missing the point? Moralising, professionalising and hipsterising surplus food sharing initiatives (Mustafa Hasanov, University of Groningen)
  • Supermarkets driving food waste: UK food waste in production and distribution (Thomas Millea, Liverpool Hope University)

Session 1C: Framing Food Debates (Chair: Mags Adams, University of Central Lancashire) [TR2]

  • Bounded Food Justice in the City: just for whom? Surplus food recovery and redistribution through a social practice theory approach (Sigrid Wetheim-Heck, Aeres University of Applied Sciences and Anna Paola Quaglia, University of Turin)
  • An Early Assessment of England’s ‘Fresh Approach’ to Food Waste: problem frames in the Resources and Waste Strategy (Carrie Bradshaw, University of Leeds)
  • Democratising Food: the case for a deliberative approach (Merisa Thompson, Alasdair Cochrane and Justa Hopma, University of Sheffield)
  • Exploring spatial imaginaries of food systems – a case study of food policy council practices in the UK (Martha Cross, University of Reading)

14:25-15:45 Parallel paper sessions

Session 2A: Children and Food Environments (Chair: Eifiona Thomas Lane, Bangor University) [RJRR]

  • What role does the food environment play in people’s lives in areas of deprivation? Findings from three ethnographic case studies (Anna Isaacs, Joel Halligan and Corinna Hawkes, City University)
  • Holiday Clubs as Community Organisations (Paul Stretesky, Margaret Defeyter, Zeb Sattar, Eilish Crilley (Northumbria University) and Michael A. Long, Oklahoma State University)
  • The Shaping of School Food Practices by Competing Institutional and Corporate Power (Anna Hawkins, Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Implications of Food Insecurity (Nutrition) for the Academic and Cognitive Performance and Nutritional Status of Children and Adolescents (Louise Dye, University of Leeds)

Session 2B: Food Communities (Chair: Rebecca Sandover, University of Exeter) [TR1]

  • Eating on purpose? Social eating as a new form of commensality: formative findings from a conceptual mapping exercise (Marsha Smith, University of Coventry)
  • Regenerative Communities of Practice: the role of action-based research for just food futures (Poppy Nicol, Cardiff University)
  • Community Food and the ethics of a sustainability agenda in areas of urban deprivation (Helen Traill, Deirdre Shaw, Stephanie Anderson, Andrew Cumbers and Robert McMaster, Glasgow University)
  • Sustainable and Just Food Initiatives in Deprived Communities (Sebastian Prost, Newcastle University)

Session 2C: Landscapes of Food Poverty (Chair: Julian Agyeman, Tufts University) [TR2]

  • Enacting just food futures? The contribution of community kitchens in reinforcing identity and alleviating food poverty in the town of Reading, in the Southeast of England (Sunila Lobo and Sabine Mayeux, University of Reading)
  • Too Poor to Worry about the Environment? Food Poverty and ‘the environment’ as everyday concerns in food practices (Mike Foden, Emma Head, Tally Katz-Gerro and Lydia Martens, Keele and Manchester Universities)
  • Food Access, Exclusions and Alternative Food Supplies – perspective from The Food Domain (Lucy Antal, Feedback)
  • Mapping and modelling food deserts in Salvador, Brazil (Timothy Whiteley and Markus Owen, University of Nottingham)

15:45-16:00 Coffee break [Geography Cafe]

16:00-16:50 Food Narratives for a Future Planet workshop with Mama D [RJRR]

A reflective exercise to help people think about how they relate social or collective ideas about food to our more personal food experiences. This workshop draws on popular narratives about food and juxtaposes them with our personal understanding and connections to food and nourishment. It helps participants to consider relationships between the different food narratives that they hold and reflect upon their origins and impacts as we set policies and practices based upon embedded, formal food discourse for different future food scenarios. The intimacy of participant conversations helps us hold the idea of ‘food’ in ways that have the potential for us to disrupt any stale ideas we have around food politics, and to bring in fresh ideas!

17:00-18:30 Working Across Divides to Address Everyday Food Insecurity panel discussion (chair: Moya Kneafsey, Coventry University) [St George’s Lecture Theatre]

  • Peter McGrath (Meals and More)
  • Jack Courtez (Editor, New Trade Publishing)
  • Ewan Gurr (Columnist, Evening Telegraph; Non-Executive Director, Social Security Scotland)
  • Natalie Williams (Jubilee+; author of ‘The Myth of the Undeserving Poor’)
  • Alison Inglis-Jones (Volunteers in four London foodbanks and the Peckham Pantry; on the board of Brixton & West Norwood Foodbank Magic Breakfast and the Traidcraft Foundation)

18:30-19:30 Drinks reception [ICOSS Foyer]

Day 2

09:15-09:40 Welcome – Peter Jackson (SheFF) [RJRR]

09:40-11:00 Parallel paper sessions

Session 3A: De-Stigmatising Food Poverty (Chair: Rebecca St Clair, Manchester Metropolitan University) [RJRR]

  • Overcoming the Stigma: the role of social identity dynamics in promoting positive foodbank helping transactions (Mhairi Bowe, Juliet Wakefield, Blerina Kellezi, Niamh McNamara, Lydia Harkin and Rosie Jobling, Nottingham Trent University)
  • Hidden: the (un)deserving identities of the food poor (Dave Beck, Bangor University)
  • Overcoming Stigma by Consuming Waste at the Open Table (Ferne Edwards, RMIT Europe)
  • Local Food Hubs in Deprived Areas: de-stigmatising food poverty?(Katerina Psarikidou, H. Kaloudis, Lancaster University; A. Fielden, University of Newcastle and C. Reynolds, University of Sheffield)

Session 3B: Food Hubs and Local Food Systems (Chair: Moya Kneafsey, Coventry University) [TR1]

  • Diverse Paths Towards Good Food Places (Eifiona Thomas Lane, Rebecca Jones and Hefin Gwilym, Bangor University)
  • Food Hubs in the UK: Results of the first UK food hub operator survey, and a user survey (Christian Reynolds, University of Sheffield)
  • Food, Partnership and Value Added: introduction of key concepts to construct local food platforms in post-socialist rural space (Zdenka Smutna, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem)

Session 3C: Food Economies and Governance (Chair: Mags Adams, University of Central Lancashire) [TR2]

  • Signs of Alterity? Local Food as Value Based Strategies (Denise Misleh, University of Manchester)
  • Creating Futures for Market Halls: the place of alterity in changing ‘traditional’ places (Jack Pickering, Cardiff University)
  • Reconfiguring Local Food Governance in an Age of Austerity: towards a place-based approach (John Lever, University of Huddersfield; Roberta Sonnino, Cardiff University and Fiona Cheetham, University of Hudderfield)
  • Urban Food Governance and Equity: a case study of farmers’ markets in London (Natalie Neumann, City University)

Session 3D: Opportunities and Adaptations in Food Systems (Chair: Agatha Herman, Cardiff University) [AT LT5]

  • Empowering Small Holder Farmers with Open Data (Suchith Anand, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition)
  • The Contested Countryside of Urban Peripheries in Rio de Janeiro: rethinking agrarian history, farming resilience and food futures (Felipe da Silva Machado, University of Plymouth and Ana Maria S.M. Bicalho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • FRESH Street: testing the feasibility of a place based, household level, approach to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption (Clare Relton, Queen Mary University London; Megan Blake, Mark Strong, Mary Crowder and Michelle Holdsworth, University of Sheffield)

11:00-11:20 Coffee break [Geography Cafe]

11:20-13:00 Working collaboratively: academic and practitioner perspectives (Chair: Agatha Herman, Cardiff University) [AT LT9]. An invited paper session with:

  • Mags Adams (University of Central Lancashire) and Kay Johnson (The Larder, Preston): Food and the Preston Model
  • Rebecca Sandover (University of Exeter) and Emma Pate (Cornwall Food for Change Programme): Locality-based Programmes: Networks of Food Change
  • Charlotte Spring (University of Sheffield), Rebecca St Clair (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Debbie Ellen (Good Food Greater Manchester): Interlinkages and collaboration in a city-regional food system: time-scales, multi-level governance and messy realities
  • More TBC

13:00-14:00 Lunch [Geography Cafe]

14:00-15:15 How to Build Just Food Futures – the challenges and opportunities of local and regional food partnerships panel discussion (Chair: Agatha Herman, Cardiff University) [Diamond LT4]. Confirmed panelists include:

15:15-15:45 Coffee break [Geography Cafe]

15:45-17:30 Innovation, Food Futures and Generational Justice Roundtable (Chair: Megan Blake, University of Sheffield) [Diamond LT4]. Confirmed panelists include:

18:30 – … Evening social at the Food Hall. Join us for an evening of foodie flicks, live music from The Froot and vegetarian food. There is a cash bar. Films so far include:

  • ‘Improving Health and Wellbeing’ (Cornwall Food Foundation)
  • Sustainable Food Cities Conference (Olivier de Schutter)
  • ‘More Than Just Food’ (Megan Blake)
  • ‘Hangry in Blackburn with Darwen’ (Food Power/Church Action on Poverty)
  • GOLCAR Food Growing Coop
  • ‘God’s Lone Country’ (RSA)

Day 3

09:00-09:15 Welcome: Megan Blake, University of Sheffield [RJRR]

09:15-10:45 Arts Workshop with Barbara Benish and Leo Burtin [RJRR].

10:45-11:00 Coffee break [Geography Cafe]

11:00-12:00 Lessons for working collaboratively workshop (Chair: Agatha Herman, Cardiff University) [RJRR].

12:00-12:30 Closing comments from rapporteurs [RJRR]

Afterwards, why not explore Sheffield with these helpful suggestions of interesting places to visit?

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