Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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Home The importance of food goes far beyond the nutritional value that they provide to consumer, food is the pillar of a diverse society. In this conference, experts, benefactors, entrepreneurs, historians, sociologists from Italy and Israel will analyze and discuss how food shapes society and the importance of a sustainable production. Food can bridge diversities among countries, ethnic groups, religions and more, and this conference aims to shed a light towards innovative ideas and projects that use food and cooking as a tool for inclusion. The conference will take place at Nalaga'at, a cultural center in Jaffa that since 1999 works to include deaf, blind and deaf-blind people using arts and food. A special lunch will follow the conference at the Nalaga'at Center. Join us! Spots are limited Agenda November 18, 2019 Main Schedule
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Special Dessert at BlackOut
Speakers Nir Avieli Associate Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Ragda Barakat The Head Nutritionist for the Arab Population at Israeli Health Ministry Andrea Calori President at EStà Giovanni Ceccarelli Professor at University Of Parma Liora Gvion Phd Tenured Senior Lecturer at The Kibbutizm College of Education Oren Itzhaki CEO of Nalaga'at Center Alessandro Palmieri Owner at Altrove Restaurant Laura Prosperi Coordinator of the Master "Food & Society" at Università di Milano-Bicocca Andrea Rasca Founder and Cheif Executive Dreamer of Mercato Metropolitano Rassmea Salah Vice President at Islamic Community of Bologna
Nir Avieli is an associate professor of anthropology and the chair of the department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Former president of the Israeli Anthropological Association, Nir has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the central Vietnamese town of Hoi An since 1998. His book: Rice Talks: Food and Community in a Vietnamese Town (2012, Indiana University Press) is a culinary ethnography of Hoi An. His articles on Vietnam were published in the Journal of Material Culture, Ethnology, Annals of Tourism Research, and The Journal of Heritage Tourism among others. Nir conducted further ethnographic research in Thailand, India, Singapore and Israel. His book: "Food and Power in Israel", (University of California Press 2018) was based on multi-sited ethnographic research conducted in Israel since the late 1990's. Nir convened the international conference on "Food, Power and Meaning in the Middle East and Mediterranean" (Ben Gurion University 2010) and edited two special issues on this topic for the Journals Food, Culture and Society and Hagar. In 2015 he edited a special issue on "Everyday Life in Contemporary Israel" for the journal Ethnologie Francaise. In 2019 he co-convened the international conference on “Extra-Ordinary: Unique and Common Artifacts as Social Actors” and an Israel Science Foundation international workshop on “Eating Religiously: Food and Faith in the 21st Century”. Currently he is conducting an ethnographic study titled "Food for the Body and Soul", on the vegan soul food of the African Hebrew Israelite Community.
Andrea Calori, PhD expert in territorial policies, local development and sustainable food systems, since the early ‘90s he has been working with local, national and international institutions (OECD, EU Commission, Council of Europe, FAO, UNDP, etc.).
From 2000 to 2010 Contract Professor at Politecnico di Milano in regional planning and local development. In 2002 co-founder of RES (Rete Italiana delle Economie Solidali), then president of Urgenci, world coalition of the networks of Community Supported Agriculture (2010-2015) and alternate member of the Civil Society Mechanism within the World Committee on Food Security of FAO. President of EStà, an independent and non-profit research and training centre that works on a systemic approach to sustainability. Between its activities, EStà works on different projects in Italy and around the world related to local and sustainable food systems, providing also technical and scientific support to the Food Policy of Milan and related activities of the MUFPP (Milan Urban Food Policy Pact). Calori A., Food and the Cities. Food Policies for Sustainable Cities, 2015.
Giovanni Ceccarelli (Milan, 1969) is Full professor of Economic history at the Università degli studi di Parma, Chercheur associé at the Université Montaigne Bordeaux, and Senior visiting fellow at the University of Exeter
Liora Gvion is a Professor of sociology at Kibbutzim College of Education whose qualitative research revolves around the sociology of food and the body. She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and books.
Her study on Palestinian kitchens in Israel matured into two books, one of which was Beyond Humus and Falafel, (2012, University of California Press) and 8 articles.
Nalaga’at is a one of a kind non-profit arts and cultural center that represents a meeting place between deaf, blind and deaf-blind individuals together with the public. Thus advancing the needs and aspirations of each person, from the belief that all men are equal and each one has the right to accept responsibility and contribute to society.
Altrove is a restaurant with a mission to promote inclusivity and social awareness through food: firstly, by working with a multicultural staff, and secondly, by offering a varied menu of international dishes. It serves as a training ground and economic boon for marginalized young people, including immigrants, refugees and disenfranchised Italians, and gives them the opportunity to hone their cooking and service skills in a supportive space
Laura Prosperi is an Italian food historian who works at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Since January 2019 she has been committed, as a Marie Slodowska Curie Senior Research Fellow, to a research project on food loss in the 18th century Duchy of Milan [FoodLoss: insights into the food produced but never consumed].
Since 2017, besides carrying on her research activity, Laura has been giving her strong contribution to design, plan and launch a Master’s course titled Food & Foodways: innovating food practises, policies and markets (www.ciboesocieta.it). She is currently the main master course coordinator. In June 2017 she was awarded by the University Research Committee with the special funding Quota Competitiva. The funding was primarily assigned for conceiving and planning a new curriculum in Food Studies and developing food topics within the Urban Genoma project (Title of the project: The bread market in 19-20th century Milan). Prior to working to the University of Milan Laura was appointed on a three-year-long commitment as a lecturer (teaching and research) at the University of Adelaide (UoA), South Australia, within the Graduate Program of Food Studies (offered in 2013-2015). Since early 2016 she has also been a Research Fellow in the UoA Department of History, and in 2016 she collaborated with Flinders University (School of Social and Policy Studies, reference Prof. Adam Graycar) for a project on criminality throughout the food supply chains in post-war Italy. In 2014 she was a CHE (Centre for History of Emotions) Associate Investigator with a project exploring the role of food imaginary in great geographical enterprises (15-18th centuries). Born and educated in Italy, she has explored a wide range of historical contexts privileging the food perspective. In 2006 Laura received her PhD degree from the European University Institute of Florence and she worked as a researcher in a range of other international environments such as the French École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris and the Institut für Europäische Geschichte in Mainz, Germany. Before joining the University of Adelaide, Laura taught Food History at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences of Milan and collaborated with other leading Italian universities such as Venice and Padua.
MM brings diverse food practices and ingredients from different countries, cultures and traditions into urban environments. Mercato Metropolitano started with a pilot project in 2015 during the World Expo in Milan. The concept evolved from this success, and opened the first site in Elephant & Castle, London in 2016. Currently, three more locations are under development and the concept is constantly on the pages of the most important newspapers globally.
Rassmea Salah is one of the organizers of the "Iftar Street" in Bologna, an event that calls all the citizens of Bologna to celebrate the end of the Ramadan together in a (very) long table. The event is attended by 4,500 people and is a unique opportunity to bridge diversities and learn about different cultures.
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