In collaboration with some friends in this community: Maya, Shih Wei, Zohar and others, I’m working on a book and blog project called “You Stir the Pot: Recipes for Change” which will be a collection of recipes that each blend instructions for food preparation with instructions for social change and I’m soliciting artist friends for contributions. In addition to the recipes, there will be some contextualizing essays that speak to the history of the intersection of food and activism across time and space.
And so, I’m wondering if this would interest you. If so, I’d need your recipe in A4 size, pdf format by February 15th. You can email it to me at email@example.com. I’d ask that you take a recipe that feels close to your own personal story and cultural context and essentially re-write it or annotate it to include a social message as well, drawing on things like fermentation, curing, boiling, mixing, chopping, etc. as metaphors to explore aspects of activism. And in terms of activism, it can connect to whatever topic you are personally interested in. Perhaps the word “action” or “change” is better suited.
Please let me know if this is of interest! And I can provide an example if that’s helpful. I can also answer any questions you might have. I’m hoping to have as diverse a group of voices as possible - everyone can participate. And if you have any references (books, artists, movies, movements, theories, etc.) or ideas based on what I’m writing here, I’d love to hear them! Also any grants or opportunities for artist books.
Thanks! I hope to hear from some of you.
My Best, Victoria