Banning Taste: Food Boycotts, Identity and Resistance
Elisabetta Brighi, Daniel Conway, Nitasha Kaul, Laleh Khalili
Wednesday 14 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Over evening snacks, speakers will explore the continued and contested legacies of the British Empire through three selected ingredients: the boycott of grapes during Apartheid South Africa, the gathering of Za’atar (wild thyme) as an act of Palestinian national resistance, and the emergence of anti/post-colonial nationalisms in India starting from salt-making up until today’s beef-banning practices. The audience will have the opportunity to taste the changing politics of unequal exchange and food boycotts, and understand the political implications of taste, with its connected imaginaries and identities.