Fieldwork food

Written by Lesley Head, with culinary and photographic contributions by Natascha Klocker, Olivia Dun, Ananth Gopal, Sophie-May Kerr and Lulu.

There are few things more important to successful fieldwork than food. It sustains the bodies and the community of the fieldwork team. It provides points of connection with the broader community. And in our current project on Exploring culturally diverse perspectives on Australian environments, it is an important dimension of the research itself. We are currently in the Sunraysia region of Victoria (around Robinvale and Mildura), where irrigated agriculture provides an abundance of late summer food choices. In the midst of such abundance there are puzzles and challenges – people who don’t have enough to eat, farmers who don’t eat their own produce, and widespread concerns over pesticide use and the changing political economy of Australian food. Here are some moments in our food journey so far. Continue reading

Meet Elin Slätmo – a visitor to AUSCCER

Elin Slätmo

Elin Slätmo

Elin Slätmo is a PhD student in human geography at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She is visiting the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER) between October and December this year. In this post Elin answers a few questions about her time in Australia. Continue reading