School notes/Gli appunti della scuola

Gholam Najafi, writer, Italian Team Questo è il disegno del dormitorio in Turchia a Van, dove ho passato alcune settimane prima di imbarcarmi per la Grecia. Era un dormitorio sotterraneo simile a una pentola con il coperchio. Lì bollivano la rabbia, la disperazione, la paura di decine di clandestini. Luigi ha disegnato in un piano […]

Aleppo in Berlin

(English version below) Samer sitzt bequem am Terrassentisch seines Lokals im lebhaften Berliner Distrikt Friedrichshain. Es ist ein sonniger Mittag, ein perfekter Moment, um eine Arbeitspause einzulegen. Er hat uns hier willkommen geheißen und uns auf einem Pfefferminztee eingeladen. Während wir ihn gemeinsam trinken erinnert er sich an die Anfänge seiner Zeit in Deutschland, wo […]

Peace ‘n’ Spice. Into the route of food as creative entrepreneurship interpreted by refugees in Northern Italy

Alice Brombin, anthropologist, Italian Team Peace ‘n’ Spice, restaurant located in the centre of the University historical district in the city of Padua, is not just an “ethnic” venue. Peace ‘n’ Spice is a project of a gourmet cuisine, designed as an exploratory taste trip alongside routes travelled by a group of refugees and asylum […]

Meetings with our Belgian Food2Gather partners

Information meeting of the project with the resident of the Red Cross reception center  At the beginning of December, we invited the residents of the Red Cross reception center to participate in an information meeting about the Food2Gather project. The aim of this meeting was to inform people about the progress of the research. In […]

Food2Gather Activities

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Silence of the sand

The boat left full of people, food and water. A boat without radar when the sun came up, the sailors had abandoned the boat, reducing it to pieces in order not to use it again or at least not to have to return with the same boat once they reached the unknown island. The remains […]

Ricominciare / Start Again

(Scroll down for the text in Italian) Today is October 4, 2020, the ​high​ tide slips through the streets of Venice silently, the streets turned into canals. These water canals look like the old streams I saw as a child in Afghanistan or those canals that carried the weight of water helping the peasants in […]

Food Conviviality and Migrants’ Sustainable Livelihoods in Germany – ICAF Conference, September 2020

In September 25th 2020, the German team participated in the XLI Conference of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (ICAF). Based on our fieldwork in Berlin with our partners REFUEAT and Über den Tellerrand, we explored the role of food and cooking in the articulation of relations between migrants and host communities in Germany. We analyzed how two initiatives by our partners foster food conviviality, and the social and economic relations this encompasses, to create sustainable responses to the unequal relationships that affect the lives of migrants. This post is the text of the presentation.

Foodscapes at ESA 2020

The European Sociological Association’s (ESA) midterm conference for the consumption research network kicked off late August on Zoom, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. FOOD2GATGHER had a designated roundtable to discuss the use of foodscapes in researching migration and public spaces. The roundtable started with some presentations of FOOD2GATHER members (Gun Roos, Laura Terragni and Helene […]