Fair Food Futures: Animation and Podcast Launch Event

Between 2019 and 2022, UQ researchers conducted a major Australian Research Council funded study on ‘Fair Food Futures’: engaging close to a hundred participants in exploring how Australian community food networks envision and work towards more just and sustainable food systems. Join us for the official launch of the video animation and podcast series synthesising these visions and opportunities for building fair food systems in Australia.

The Fair Food Futures animation and podcast explore the stories and visions for change put forth by community food networks in Australia as they seek to progress transformations towards sustainable food futures, and identifies the strategies, challenges and opportunities for making civil society’s visions for fair food futures come to life. Our main questions were: what does it mean to do ‘food justice’ in Australia? What does your fair food future look like, and how do we get there? With these questions in mind, the research has identified 4 co-created scenarios for fairer food futures, and 4 pathways to transformative action. The animation synthesises the future scenarios for viewers to explore these visions, while the podcast includes stories from leaders of grassroots food organisations, community workers, farmers, First Nations communities, activists, consumers, academics and global policy makers who talk about their pathways work. By bringing these voices together, the Fair Food Futures project aims to create a space for dialogue and alliance building between members of civic food networks in Australia and internationally, and contributes to ongoing conversations about the opportunities and challenges for policy change both locally and globally.

This event will also include a short panel discussion investigating some of the key solutions for fairer food systems coming from the project: permaculture education, sustainable food procurement, food policy councils, and the SDGs. Speakers include:

  • Brenna Quinlan, permaculture educator and illustrator/animator
  • Leah Galvin, Churchill Fellow
  • Kylie Newberry, Our Food System
  • Dr Claire Moore, UN Association of Australia
  • Amy MacMahon, MP South Brisbane
  • Dr Kiah Smith, Dr Daniel Cruz and Joanna Horton, UQ

Fair Food Futures is based on research conducted at The University of Queensland and funded by the Australian Research Council, in collaboration with civic food networks in Australia. The Fair Food Futures Podcast and Animation are produced and facilitated by Dr Kiah Smith, Dr Daniel Cruz, and Joanna Horton, from the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland. It was made possible thanks to the support of the Future Earth's Pathways Communication Grants Program. Recorded at VMP Studio by Liam Polmear & Ian Chapman. Illustrations by Brenna Quinlan. Audio sting by Charlie Mgee.

More info on the event here.

Register here.

Visit the  Fair Food Futures website for more information: Participate – Fair Food Futures

View the animation and trailer for the podcast here.

Listen to the podcast episodes here.

Check out Fair Food Futures on Twitter.

Fair Food Futures: Animation and Podcast Launch Event

Mon 24 Oct 2022 12:00pm1:00pm