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The Culture & Agriculture Sensorium explores the intersections between sensory experiences, agri-food systems, and the socio-political conventions surrounding food production. This initiative, which began in 2018, will expound on the ways that sense acts both as a metaphor and as a body of knowledge through which we understand the interactions between humans, food, agriculture, and the environment. To participate in the Sensorium, please click this link for submission information, or click here to learn more about the advisory board.

 

Sensorium Articles

  • Gateway Bugs
    by MacKenzie WadePh.D. in progress, University of California, Santa BarbaraInstagram: @santabarbarabugs Gateway Bugs: Disgust in Food System Pedagogy “Oh HELL no!” a woman yells as she backs away …
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    Interlocutor
    by Numpie B.A. in Anthropology (University of Virginia 2011); M.A. in Folklore (UC Berkeley 2019) Instagram: @thenumpie The comic zine you are about to read is a kind of experimental, still-frame …
  • Rich Aromas and forest light on South Indian coffee farms
    by Andrew Flachs Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University http://andrewflachs.com Most of my days begin with a cup of coffee. Sometimes I grind my own, sometimes I go to my …
  • Making a Neighborhood: Cow-Dung and Class in a “Digital Bangladesh”
    by Anabelle Suitor PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Brown University Amir Khasru carried on forward with a hustle, so that his body kept up with his rubbish cart, as he drew it down the …
  • Where Have the Bananas Gone?
    by Usha Rao, PhD Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi The notion that cities are built on sacrifice is a theme that I explore in a literal and figurative sense in this piece. My …
  • Sharing, tasting, and wasting food in our mother tongue
    by Shreyas Sreenath PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Emory University 1. I want to tell you what people say to each other in my mother tongue—Kannada—as they share and squander food. I use …
  • In Good Hands: Tactile Skill and the Care of Racehorses
    [In this contribution, Rebecca Richart from the University of California – Irvine uses video from the backside of a Kentucky horse-racing track to examine rapport building between racetrack …