Fooding Collaboratory

‘Collaboratory’ is a hybrid term bringing together collaboration and laboratory; emphasizing an exploration that is shared, experimental and open to new ways of thinking and learning together.

This project is part of the Climate Action Network: Exploring Climate Change Pedagogies with Young Children contributes to the Climate Action Childhood Network.

About this Project

Our research grapples with what it means to honour the ‘Dish with One Spoon’ treaty as we come together to do pedagogical work in times of climate crisis, here, on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee peoples. We stay with the indigestions of this cantankerous co-labouring amid the contagious and uneven inheritances of eating, dining, consuming other species on this land. As we ask questions of multispecies relations, kinships, intimacies, boundaries, death and animacies, we notice how fooding practices often maintain settler-colonial and neoliberal relations that live invisibly within our systems and everyday lives.

We ask: What might it mean to “come to the table”, who is invited, and how we might craft ways of being with food in the name of disrupting and rethinking bounded subjectivity, discourses of healthism, and human-centred relational logics?

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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