Assignments- ON-LINE

Important  dates:

Introduce yourself – make a short video (max 2 min) in your local environment that gives a feeling for where you live; and share with us, in a few words, what motivated you to apply to this course. Please end the video by sharing an everyday food / meal experience.   Post the film on Backtotheland20 Facebook Workplace before June 21; there you can also find films where the teachers present themselves.

Click on  John Thackara: video 

  • Course start June 22th –Monday June 22 we all get together on zoom at 16:00 CEST for an informal meeting. This meeting will introduce you to the course and focus on assignment 1.  Before joining the meeting please look through the video of the participants that have been posted on FB so you get a feeling for the other participants.
  • Assignment 1– Design an intervention in your local food system: Choose one possible intervention in your local food system from a library of short videos by John Thackara: Farm-to-Fork Food Hubs; Connecting schools and farmers; Nature-friendly farming; Regional grain and fibersheds; Urban food forests and a couple more. You will prepare an initial design study that explores how one of these interventions might be used in your own local or regional context. (more info. on FB June 18th

CHECK-IN sessions on MONDAY June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27th for one hour starting at: 10:00 (Swedish time) hosted by John Thackara with support from the other course leaders and guests. We expect you to join all these sessions. The Zoom link will be posted on FB.

 John Thackara:  Click on these: Readings list of John  Thackara

  • Assignment 2– Workshop week Aug 9- 15: This week is the most intensive period of the course. We advise that you keep this week as free of other commitments as possible. We do not want you to sit in front of a computer for hours on end – so be prepared to be engage in our activities. Each morning we gather to participate in common routines introducing Theory “U” lead by Annika Göran Rodell, followed by a unique program designed for each day. Course leaders and invited experts will introduce activities to be carried out online and in your own environment. Food Labs, lead by Cheryl Akner Koler and Corina Akner (VÄRT) will be offered in which haptic sense, touch and other non-verbal forms of communication are used in a variety of taste and meal experiences. We also plan a public telecast, on Friday 14 August, to share some of our experiences from the workshop to a wider audience. (more info. on FB.)
  • Assignment 3– Reflection: You will summarize your experiences from assignment 1 and the workshop week. Each student refines these experiences according to their own perspective, skills and long-term interests for themselves and for the community. (more info. on FB.)