Seminar | ‘Food Citizens?’ Food procurement in relation to citizenship | with Cristina Grasseni & Vincent Walstra | Feb 3, 2020

February 3, 2020 | 14.00 -18.00 | NcountR at Impulse, Wageningen

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Christina Grasseni & Drs. Vincent Walstra
Date: Monday February 3th
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Location: NcountR at Impulse (Buildingnumber 115, Stippeneng 2)

Abstract Seminar
Prof. Dr. Cristina Grasseni and Drs. Vincent Walstra engage in a European project addressing food procurement in relation to citizenship (see This project contains nine in-depth case studies of collective food procurement in Rotterdam, Turin, and Gdansk, asking to what extent collective food procurement networks indicate emerging forms of ‘food citizenship’, and what this might mean. “Which, if any, practices and notions of civic participation, solidarity, and diversity do they use and produce? Which, if any, concomitant hegemonic notions of participation and belonging do they use and produce? – and either way, how?” During this seminar Prof. Dr. Cristina Grasseni will tell about this project and the role of visual methods in this project, and additionally Drs. Vincent Walstra will elaborate on the case study in Rotterdam.

About the Speakers
Prof. dr. Cristina Grasseni is the principal investigator of this project. Prof. dr. Cristina Grasseni currently works for Leiden University as a scientific director/professor Anthropology and specialises in economic, political and visual anthropology. Her latest book, The Heritage Arena (2017) studies the politics of heritage food in the Italian Alps. The monograph Beyond Alternative Food Networks (2013) analyses Italy’s solidarity economy networks as models of grassroots innovation for sustainability. Moreover, Grasseni is known for her ‘Skilled Visions’ approach to visual ethnography (Wiley International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 2018).
      The second speaker is Drs. Vincent Walstra, a PhD candidate at Leiden University, conducting research for the project focussing on Rotterdam. In 2017, Vincent graduated in Cultural Anthropology as Master of Science at Utrecht University. For his master thesis, he conducted research on ‘Urban agriculture’ in Utrecht as revealing of and response to (global) societal lacks.

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Costs: Free (if you sign up and do not show up, you have to pay for the drinks and bites reserved for you: 12,50 euro)

This seminar is funded by WASS and organized on behalf of The Foodscapes cluster as part of the Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS)