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Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World – an online talk by Carolyn Steel
January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – £15
Join author Carolyn Steel as she explains the thinking behind her book Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World, in the latest in our series of online talks: Women on Nature and Wildlife.
Food is our most vital shared commodity, inextricably woven into the social and spatial structures of our lives. The way we produce, trade, consume and waste food influences everything from our bodies, habits, politics and economies to our cities, landscapes and climate. But by failing to value food, we have created a way of life that threatens us and our planet. Climate change, deforestation, soil erosion, water depletion, pollution, mass extinction, diet-related disease and the current pandemic are just some of the side-effects of the way we eat.
Carolyn will talk about how restoring food’s true value and harnessing its power to shape our lives could not only reverse these ills, but teach us how to flourish on our crowded, overheating planet.
Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. Her concept of sitopia, or food-place (from the Greek sitos, food + topos, place) has gained international recognition across a broad range of fields in design, ecology, academia and the arts. A director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects, Carolyn studied at Cambridge University and has taught at several universities including Cambridge, Wageningen and the London School of Economics.
Book your ticket below. You only need to book one ticket. There are four types: free, £5, £10 or £15. Anything you can contribute will help us to keep the charity running during these difficult times. You can also donate on our JustGiving Page here
Future Women on Nature and Wildlife talks are on Tuesdays 9th Feb (Sue Stuart-Smith, author of The Well-Gardened Mind, psychiatrist and psychotherapist) and 9th March (Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Manager for the Bat Conservation Trust).
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