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Using the arts to explore the world of food

The latest Briefing Paper from the Food Research Collaboration shares ideas on how to make use of the arts both to discover what people want from the food system, and to engage them in processes of change.

Sustain member the Food Research Collaboration brings together academics and those working in civil society on food-related issues. This paper draws on a workshop that explored how arts-based methods could help both groups.
In the authors’ view, arts-based methods provide a set of tools that can reveal and give voice to perspectives on food issues which are otherwise left outside policy debates, to the detriment of policy and alienation of the people affected. The methods discussed include participatory approaches, film, drama and more.   
Read the Briefing Paper here.
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