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The UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems is happy to see you soon : save your first Friday of February for our 10th annual conference.

Friday 05 February 2021 (10am-4pm, CET Time)
Simultaneous translations in French, English and Spanish

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"BEING TOGETHER" - Food as a social bond

10.00 Opening
Damien Conaré, UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems, Montpellier SupAgro

10.15 Inaugural conference
John Coveney, Professor of Global Food, Culture and Health, Flinders University, Adelaïde, Australia : Will we still be eating together? Covid, confinement and the gastro-politics of commensality

Break 11.00-11.15

11.15 Mix / Mezze short videos, photos, interviews...

11.45-12.30 Food sociability spaces
Adolin Paul Egnankou, Institut d’ethno-sociologie, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivory Coast : « Le Garbadrôme : manger ensemble à Abidjan »
Anindita Dasgupta, Taylor’s University, Malaysia : « Food courts in Malaysia »

Break 12.30-14

14.00 Remix / (re)Mezze

14.30-15.30 Round table
The effects of confinement: commensality, precariousness, the importance of digital
Olivier Lepiller, sociologist, CIRAD
Nani Moré Ramon, cook, director of Menjadors Ecològics, Barcelona, Spain
Eleonora Ceccaldi, researcher in cognitive sciences, University of Genoa, Italia

15.30-15.50 Welcome to the museum
"Virtual guided tour" of the CookBook exhibition by its curator, Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of the Mo.Co. - Montpellier contemporain

15.50 Conclusion
Carolyn Steel, architect, writer and academic, Great-Britain

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