Matariki kōrero: Food for Thought – Kai, culture and food fundamentals

3 Hōngongoi 2019 - Chemistry

Explore some of the issues involved in the growing, making and eating of our food. Contributors from Freerange Press’s Kai and Culture: Food Stories from Aotearoa in discussion with University of Canterbury lecturer and researcher Erin Harrington. The museum will be open from 5.00pm.

Food tells a story. A story about where it came from, who produced it, and its journey from source to plate. We all share in the experience of food: it connects a diversity of people, places, and ideas. But what is our Aotearoa New Zealand food story? Who eats what and why? How does food shape culture and culture shape food?

Matariki is time when tangata whenua traditionally celebrated the harvest season, so it is an apt time to discuss feasts, food fundamentals, and identity.

Join contributors from Freerange Press’s Kai and culture: Food stories from Aotearoa in discussion with University of Canterbury lecturer and researcher Erin Harrington, as they explore some of the current issues involved in the growing, making and eating of our food.

Before the panel discussion, visit the Teece Museum’s Fantastic Feasts as doors to the free exhibition open at 5.00pm. The exhibition explores food in the ancient world, examining what the ancient Greeks and Romans actually ate, the connections they believed existed between food and the gods, and the feasting traditions they developed both to bring their communities together and to set them apart.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Date: Rāapa 3 Hōngongoi/Wednesday 3 July 2019

Time: 5.45pm to 6.45pm. The museum will be open from 5.00pm.

Venue: Recital Room and Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, Chemistry building, University of Canterbury Arts at the Arts Centre, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 3 Hereford Street, Christchurch

Free, but booking is essential

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.