[URBANTH-L]May Submissions on the Inter-sections blog and Launch Party (London, 20 May)

Lauren Wagner wagner.laru at gmail.com
Tue May 15 09:40:23 EDT 2007

Please distribute, apologies for cross-postings

Deadline for your essays, ideas, visuals and comments on ‘Inter- 
6 June 2007

Each month, ‘Inter-sections’ issues a new Call for Submissions  
focussed on a theme chosen by the editors. The theme for May is: Food  
and Migrating Cultures.

Through nutrition and food we form and express ways of thinking about  
health and the body. Food preparation and consumption are important  
social events and the way we cook, eat and talk food says a lot about  
how we place ourselves in the world and how we relate to others.  
Migrants bring their food to a new place, adapt it, fuse it, re- 
invent it and rename it. Migration thus impacts on eating habits and  
can completely change food preferences and lifestyle choices.

This month’s topic is inspired by the LIFT Eat London event that was  
held recently - on the 28th of April, 2007 -  in Trafalgar Square,  
bringing food artists who collaborated with communities from east and  
south-east London to create one of fifteen edible sections of a map  
of London.  This project’s mission statement was to “reflect the many  
diverse cultures, histories and origins that give the capital its  
identity”. Coming from this angle, we are hungry, craving your  
comments about diverse food experience in relation to culture,  
migration, and identity!

We would like to see your pictures, articles, interviews, films,  
thoughts, impressions on food. We are interested in your personal  
experiences as well as the results of your research or work practice.  
Themes might include: food and its cultural value, the food  
industries, representation of the ‘cultural other’ through food  
(visual arts, film, television, satire, comedy), food as ritual/ 
performance, food and health/survival, food and sexuality, food  
language/terminology, ’food ethnocentricism’ and anything else that  
relates to food as a cultural phenomenon in relation to migration. Do  
you have any personal memories about food that you want us to know?  
Do you have your own cross-over/fusion recipes? Send us these as  
well, perhaps accompanied by a yummy picture!

Send us your contributions at intersectionsblog at gmail.com (max 1,500  
words) no later than 6 June 2007. After that, we will be starting a  
new theme for June, look for our next announcement.

Conference calls, comments to existing posts and links to related  
websites/blogs are published as we go along.


If you're in or around London, we welcome you for non-alcoholic  
refreshments at our Launch Party this weekend!!

Date:        Sunday, May 20th
Time:        7pm-11pm
Where:     Coffee, Cake and Kink
Location:  61 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AJ
Tube: Covent Garden
Tel:            +44 (0) 20 7419 2996
Website:    www.coffeecakeandkink.com

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