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Food Cultures

Collective Territories

18 Jun 20221:30pm to 3:00pmAll AgesFoodFreeTalk

This is the first of a series of conversations and events hosted by Collective Territories with project collaborators. Through This series, the QVM site will be used to unpack the intersection of ideas across three live projects, acting as a lens to reconsider and recontextualise them.

Time: Saturday 18th June at 1:30pm
Location: Shed F27, Queen Victoria Market (At the pedestrian crossing opposite 49 Peel Street North Melbourne)

This conversation, titled Food Culture, explores various stages of food production, consumptions and waste and the cultures around this. We will draw on the knowledge and experience of the three practitioners Claudia Lau (Claudia Lau Studios), Darren Doherty (Regrarians), Dom Walker (WhyFarms), from a range of backgrounds from farming, farmers markets and ceramics.

The mode of this research aims to provide time and space for meandering thoughts, collective ideas, without a fixed or predetermined destination. The arrangement of the space and format of discourse is coordinated to facilitate this, including provisions for a range of conversation types.

Collective Territories acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands of the QVM site, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung. Collective Territories also acknowledges the QVM as an important place for all people of the Eastern Kulin Nation. They acknowledge their Elders past, present and emerging, their ongoing connection to land, waters, and culture, and that Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded. 

This conversation, and its participants, engage directly and indirectly with knowledges of Traditional Owners and acknowledges the intrinsic connection of First Peoples and country.

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