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URBAN FOODSCAPES – A POSSIBILITY FOR READING CONTEMPORARY URBANITIES

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.6729

Keywords:

foodscapes, lefébvre, sitopia, urbanities, social space-time

Abstract

All interactions that people have with food (where they eat, when, with whom, what, in what contexts, etc.) define and are defined by the territories and the sociabilities inserted in them. This communication aims to reflect on the possibility of urban foodscapes, understood as a result of the nexus between subjects-food-territories, being producers of social space-time, placing the food practices and the food system closer to the study of urbanities, based on its integration with the dimensions of social space-time proposed by Lefebvre. The results are obtained from a literature review, and illustrated by examples in multidisciplinary contexts where the food-people-territories nexus reveals possibilities of reading space(s), time(s) and sociability(s).

It is argued that all eating is, ultimately, the experience of inhabiting (and digesting) the world, and a form of urbanity that reproduces, produces, and is produced by the intersection between produced space, practiced space and representational space. Being the only physiological and sensorial act culturally conditioned, shared and spatialized in a possibly infinite network of relationships, eating can constitute a radical experience of social space-time production.

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Author Biography

Monica Guerra da Rocha, University of Coimbra

Doutoranda em Sociologia: Cidades e Culturas Urbanas pela Universidade de Coimbra/CES, é arquiteta pela Universidade do Porto e Mestre em Planeamento e Gestão Urbanas pela Universidade de Aalborg. Cofundadora do Instituto Comida do Amanhã, um think-tank que apoia a transição para sistemas alimentares saudáveis e sustentáveis no Brasil.

Posted

09/18/2023

How to Cite

Rocha, M. G. da. (2023). URBAN FOODSCAPES – A POSSIBILITY FOR READING CONTEMPORARY URBANITIES . In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.6729

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47th Annual ANPOCS Meeting

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