The Future of Food – Seminar Thurs 29 January

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Kirsten Larsen and Serenity Hill
VEIL Lunchtime Seminar Series

Thursday 29 January, 12:30 – 13:30.
Japanese Room
Level 4, Melbourne School of Design (Bld 133)

Australia’s food system needs a radical overhaul. Drawing on their experience with the Open Food Network, Kirsten Larsen and Serenity Hill will explain the emerging phenomena of food hubs, and argue why peer-to-peer and other distributed food systems should be embraced.

Tickets are free, but please register:
https://eventbrite.com.au/event/15290603607/

Kirsten is a founding Director of Eaterprises Australia, a social enterprise focused on transforming the way food is distributed and exchanged. With the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne, her work focuses on the technical and social innovations that bring healthy communities and ecosystems closer.

Serenity is from a farming family in NE Victoria and is currently undertaking food systems research at the University of Melbourne’s School of Land and Environments, focused on the complex challenges facing farmers. She has experience in policy development in the Victorian State Government. Serenity is an initiating member of Transition Darebin – a community group focused on economic relocalization in response to peak oil and climate change.

 

The VEIL Lunchtime Seminar Series is a series of facilitated discussions curated by the Victorian Eco Innovation Laboratory (VEIL). The seminars aim to be informal and provocative, and to link practitioners, policy makers and researchers working towards sustainable futures for Australia.

Seminars last one hour and are held in the new Melbourne School of Design building at the University of Melbourne. A speaker gives a short presentation, followed by discussion. Anyone is welcome.