The exhibition presents the result of our ethnographic project Austerity Bites conducted by the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths. The exhibition is based on an extensive phase of interviews, workshops, collections of objects and artefacts and interactions with different groups of local residents, to hear their stories, talk about their routines, and discuss the many meanings of everyday food consumption for these residents of Lewisham.
Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Federation of Primary Schools, the community kitchen run by the Field Community Centre, Age Exchange, local restaurants, the Hill Cafe, and individuals bring together different perspectives. The exhibition will showcase some of the material and discussions we have had, providing food for thought on how we as individuals and collectives experience social change through food, but also the multiple meanings of everyday food interactions in families, places of work, the market, and institutions that are important to different sections of the community.
The exhibition has been curated by Gabriella Nicolescu, Dominique Santos and Henrike Donner and will be opened on May 24th at 17.30 with a bbq and a drinks reception. All are invited.