WEGO-ITN’s first Feminist Political Dialogues happened in partnership with University of Passau, on July 1st and 2nd 2021. During these two days, researchers, professors and PhD candidates discussed insights from ongoing research projects and engagements with alternative food and economic practices in Indonesia, India and Germany. The idea was to stimulate conversation about what constitutes an “alternative” agriculture or food consumption and why it matters.
The first day of the online meeting invited Dr Parto Teherani-Krönner as a keynote speaker. She talked about her concept of ‘meal cultures’ and its relevance in re-thinking the multiple layers of food relations.
The second dat, July 2nd, was a roundtable with Siti Maimunah (University Passau), Marlene Gómez Becerra (Freie Universität Berlin), Dimas Dwi Laksmana (University Passau), Patrick Keilbart (Frankfurt Universität) and Enid Still (University Passau). Presenters shared perspectives from research on organic agriculture in Indonesia, community kitchens in Berlin, the relationship between food and coal extraction in Indonesia and agricultural collectives in India.
Panels were held in English, with translation to German and Indonesian. Both days are now available online.