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The Futures of Daily Bread? Food, Inequality, and Utopia

University of Eastern Finland
Finland, Joensuu and Kuopio
Philosophical Faculty Finland, Joensuu
Tuition fee €300 one-time

There is no course fee for the degree students of UEF! Please check the reduced prices below.

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The course familiarises the students with social factors behind contemporary food inequality, including food (in)security, abundance, food waste, and paradoxes of charitable food assistance. These social factors are discussed within the ethical and theological frameworks of food and eating, as well as planetary, cosmopolitan, and critical theologies, and utopian thought. The theoretical explorations are applied in a practical workshop on alternative food futures. Through critical, analytical, and creative exercises, the students acquire skills to apply utopia as a method and pedagogy. The course includes research literature and expert lectures that engage the students with participatory, ethnographic, and collaborative methodologies on studying food, inequality, and utopia. The course includes an excursion to a local sustainability project.

-Participant, normal fee: 500 euros for 2-week-course, 300 euros for 1-week-course.
-Participant from a UEF partner university: 400 euros for 2-week-course, 250 euros for 1-week-course.
-Incoming UEF exchange student: 200 euros for 2-week-course, 200 euros for 1-week-course.

NB! UEF partner universities include our international exchange programme partners (like Erasmus+, bilateral agreements etc.) and international network partners (like YUFE, YERUN, UArctic etc.).

Apply now! Summer 2024/25
Application period has ended
Apply now! Summer 2024/25
Application period has ended