‘Making Time: Food Preservation and Ontological Design’

Tessa Zettel & Abby Mellick Lopes have written a chapter together about Making Time for a new book, ‘Food Democracy: Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design and Art‘, edited by Oliver Vodeb and launched last month at Melbourne’s NGV (also available as a PDF).

Here’s the blurb:

“In a world where privatization and capitalism dominate the global economy, the essays in this book ask how to make socially responsive communication, design and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. Food Democracy brings together contributions from leading international scholars and activists, critical case studies of emancipatory food practices and reflections on possible models for responsive communication design and art. A section of visual communication works, creative writings and accounts of participatory art for social and environmental change – curated by the Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art on the theme of food democracy – are also included here. The beautifully designed book also includes a unique and delicious compilation of socially engaged recipes by the academic, artist and activist community. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, Food Democracy is essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.”

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