18 July – 1 August 2022
Learn ways to bring about a healthier, more resilient and just food system, connect with people shaping the future of food, and discover new insights into our food culture.
- How are digital technologies disrupting our food system?
- What will be the impact of cultured meat?
- How has food shaped the spaces and places that define our city?
- Why are one-third of infants stunted or obese?
- How do cooking and eating connect us to nature, culture and spirituality?
- Will the revival of indigenous food traditions reshape our food culture?
These and other challenging questions will be explored throughout the programme, which ranges from expert panel discussions to hands-on cooking classes, from walking tours to art exhibitions, and more.
Schedule of Events
Monday, 18 July
Wednesday, 20 July
Thursday, 21 July
Friday, 22 July
Farm to Fork with Chef Lapo
Sunday, 24 July
Heart(h) Traditions with Jane Nshuti
Tuesday, 26 July
Thursday, 28 July
Kids/Parents Flavour Adventure with Studio H
Fermenting traditions: African Beer and Bread with Ukutya Food Movement
Saturday, 30 July
Food Feeding your Purpose with Michele Mistry of Indikaap
African ice cream flavours with Tapi Tapi
Sunday, 31 July
18 – 23, 25 – 30 July
19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 July
18 July – 1 August
Meet the speakers, chefs, moderators, facilitators and others who are part of Food Dialogues 2022, and learn more about the Food Dialogues, including our partners.
Food Dialogues is hosted by the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust with co-host and sponsor SOLVE@Waterfront.
Co-sponsored by the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, event partners include the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, African Centre for Cities, the Southern Africa Food Lab, The Oranjezicht City Farm Market, Bertha House, Philippi Village, City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government and Derrick Integrated Communications.
“Food Dialogues can contribute towards us thinking about new ways of doing things, and learning, even if we’re learning from people that we don’t agree with.”Prof. Julian May, Director, DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security.
“The Food Dialogues provided a space to engage deeply in the complexity of the Cape Town food system. They refused to have a single story. They refused to amplify a single set of voices. They provide the starting point, and not the end point, for many sets of complex, difficult and messy conversations about food.”Jane Battersby, Assoc. Prof., African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
“The Food Dialogues are critically important because they provide a rare opportunity for citizens and other stakeholders to learn from grassroots activists alongside government officials, university professors, and business people. Only by connecting these different perspectives and knowledges will we able to foster meaningful change in our food systems.”Prof. Julian May, Director, DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security