The Urban Food Experience

Food and cities are intrinsically connected. Yet it is precisely in cities that we are less and less aware of this, as the production and processing of most of our food now takes place far away from where we live, out of sight and mind. The consequences of this global food system, however, become increasingly visible to us as city dwellers, especially in the Global South and the poorer parts of our cities.

Quick Facts

  • Student profile ⇒ Current BA, current MA, Professionals
  • Housing dates ⇒ 29 June afternoon - 20 July morning 2018
  • Academic dates ⇒ 1 July - 19 July 2018
  • Academic Directors ⇒ Dr. Freek Janssens
  • Application deadline ⇒ 1 April 2018

Why join this programme?

In order to unravel the complex relationship between food and cities, this three-week course takes an interdisciplinary approach, providing a variety of perspectives that each shed light on a different, but related, element of the urban-food dynamics. Become a part of our international summer school community and explore a diverse and important topic for today's world. With billions of people living in cities and moving away from agricultural communities, our awareness of food and how it is produced is shifting.

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6 ECTS, 3 weeks
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