WorldCanvass: Food for Thought Event (Video)

The three videos below, produced by UI Media Production, are from the WorldCanvass Food for Thought event on 20 January 2015.


Topic: Food, Imagination, and the Power of Memory



Topic: How We Eat



Topic: Food and Cultural Resonance


About the Event

The UI’s “Food for Thought” project—its first ever theme semester—offers a platform for engagement on campus and throughout the state around one of life’s constants…food. Join host Joan Kjaer and chefs, restaurateurs, foodies, experts in public health and cultural studies, and others when WorldCanvass explores the ways in which food affects us as individuals and binds us as members of communities. The live program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m., January 20, at FilmScene in downtown Iowa City.

Food sustains us physically. It connects us culturally and emotionally. Food feels like home. And, critically for a state like Iowa, food production provides the basis for our rich and varied agricultural economy. It really is true that we are what we eat—but that’s true in more ways than one. The creation and sustenance of food traditions around the world says much about who we are and where we’ve come from, what we care about and what our values are.

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