CCRI at Milan EXPO

Dr Damian Maye presented a paper at the Smart city food governance workshop yesterday (28 September) at Milan EXPO in Italy. Damian’s paper provided a critique of ‘smart food governance’ from a techno-scientific perspective and will argue for the need to also consider social practices and reflexive governance. The presentation can be viewed on the CCRI Slideshare account. 

Dr Damian Maye
Dr Damian Maye

Expo is the major annual world event on food & agriculture. This year’s theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, which embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet.

Damian, together with Dr James Kirwan, are also taking part in a workshop on 13 October. Drawing from their research experience of an EU 7th Framework Programme funded project called ‘GLAMUR’, (an acronym for “Global and Local food chain Assessment: a MUltidimensional performance-based approach”) they will be chairing a discussion with stakeholders about ways to better measure food chain performance. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is essential. [ddownload id=”8156″ text=”Download workshop information”]

Expo Milan opened on 1 May 2015 and closes on 31 October 2015.