5 days, 22 hours ago
Taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the food system healthier and more sustainable claims Michael Pollan in his latest book "Cooked". Here you can listen to him speaking about in a NPR interview: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/03/180824408/michael-pollan-you-are-what-you-cook
3 days, 11 hours ago
"Pozdravljeni Nina- pisite na oliver AT memefest.org......"
4 days, 7 hours ago
UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger
Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently "underutilised" as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is "one of the many ways to address food and feed security".
"Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint," according to the report.
1 week, 1 day ago
One-Third of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply
2 weeks, 4 days ago
I came back from fantastic colombia few days ago.
Together with my amigos Claudia Jurado and Fernando Cuevas I have conducted a FOOD DEMOCRACY workshop at Universidad Caldas for students and participants of the Festival de la Imagen. Really great.
Along with my academic lectures I also had the opportunity to introduce Memefest at several other occasions at the University Andina in Perreira and Central University in Bogota. All institutions showed great interest to collaborate in the future. Uni Caldas and Andina are already working with their students on FOOD DEMOCRACY. What Iam also really happy about is that - as it seems- Memefest's local Colombian node is re-established. There will be a small team working on Memefest locally. Fantastic news!:)
2 weeks, 3 days ago
SECOND MEMEFEST/ QCA AWARD FOR IMAGINATIVE CRITICAL INTERVENTION
Three more weeks to go. Our deadline to submit to the Friendly competition is May 20th. (Ps: Deadlin...
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Thomas Herndon, a student found serious flaws in the paper "Growth in the times of Debt" the massively influential study by two Harvard professors named Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.
The study is the theoretical foundation of Austerity politics. The original paper is wrong, so is austerity.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
This years Memefest theme FOOD DEMOCRACY fascinates me more and more. And iam paying even more attention to food. Although I always was highly interested in it, but not in this various ways as iam now aware of many more things while studying the topic.
Iam more and more convinced that home cooking is one of the most powerful acts of resisting the corporate food culture. Not only home cooking can have an emancipatory dimension but cooking is also one of the highest art forms.
I asked my students, here in Brisbane- how many are cooking and how many enjoy it- a bit less than two thirds of the class. That is encouraging and good, especially as they are students...
1 month ago
Ok, it is easy to dismiss this as "clicktivism" but if it has a bit of a impact- and the numbers show it can have more than that, its worth doing it. Avaaz's petition against Monstantos plans to buy up mother earth! Almost 1,5 mio signatures so far.
1 month, 1 week ago
A history of dissent- Australia’s legacy of political and social activism. If you are interested in the Australian design scene - here a selection of some of the best projects past and present that use design as a vehicle for social change.. http://desktopmag.com.au/features/a-history-of-dissent-part-two/
Name Alessandro Mercuri
Editor-in- chief of ParisLike, webmagazine about art, creativity and culture.
Author of two literary essays: Kafka-Cola, sans pitié ni sucre ajouté (2008) and Peeping Tom (2011) published by the Éditions Léo Scheer.