The design conference GLIDE aims to disseminate research and critical thinking on international issues surrounding food, nutrition, and health.
Abstracts due February 15, 2012.
Today, food is no longer viewed simply for nourishment, pleasure or an overly mass-produced product. Now, due to global industrialization, the way humans interact with food systems and production has reached a critical mass, requiring citizens of the world to consider the introduction of new methods, technological systems and research that will enable cultures to remain healthy and viable in the unforeseeable future.
GLIDE’12 aims to address a range of critically important ideas relating to the globalization of food production and consumption as well as focusing on specific themes such as sustainability and systems design addressed by curated presentations from leading researchers, design practitioners, scientists, public policy makers, educators and doctoral students. GLIDE’12 presenters will deliver groundbreaking topics that will inspire, motivate and expand your knowledge of global food consumption and production for nutrition and good health.
GLIDE’12 will promote research and critical thinking on international issues surrounding food, nutrition, and health. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Challenges or rewards of food production and consumption
- Hunger and the human ability to survive in diverse agricultural environments
- The culture of food systems globally
- The role of culture, technology, sustainability infrastructures, and eco-systems in addressing the issue of hunger and nutrition and the pursuit of good health.
- Best practices for the development of food systems through the use of language and data collection
- Agribusiness as a resource for information that best serves local farmers and community based greenhouse projects
- Collaborative teams and methods for the creation of more effective food systems
- The role of social media to manage food systems, good nutrition, and health
- The role of public policy makers to increase better systems with food displacement
- The role of art and design in effecting good health or engendering healthy habits
Read more: http://glideconference.org/