Agenda of the Sociology of Consumption and Households Group
Critical food studies workshop and seminar series
Organized by the Foodscapes cluster of the Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS)
Foodscapes of the sharing economy
25 September 2018 – 13.45-17.00
Room C 62 in de Leeuwenborch (Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen)
During the recent decade, new modes of food provisioning have emerged under the guise of the sharing economy. A dominant picture of initiatives in the sharing economy is associated with platform capitalism and the gig economy. Yet, a variety of initiatives are using the tools of the sharing economy to promote sustainable consumption, thereby reducing our dependence on commercial activity and reducing the use and reliance on material possessions. This seminar will scrutinize the interconnections of the sharing economy and food, people and places. We are interested in food in the sharing economy, how exchanges are performed, by whom, and to what end. We want to provide an embodied understanding of food and place in the sharing economy. We are interested in issues of social, spatial and environmental justice, health and well-being in the sharing economy.
13.45 – 14.00 Walking in
14.00 – 14.15 Introduction
14.15 – 15.00 Karin Dobernig and Karin Schanes: Collective Action Around Food Waste: Investigating the determinants and characteristics of participation in food sharing initiatives
15.00 – 15.15 Discussion
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.30 Roundtable discussion
With Karin Dobernig, Karin Schanes, Esther Veen, Oona Morrow, Stefan Wahlen
About the foodscapes cluster:
The Foodscapes cluster brings together a variety of academic researchers and PhD candidates at Wageningen University, who are engaged in the multi-disciplinary domain of critical food studies.