Amy Sharrocks’ Museum of Water (featured in our latest Opinion Paper) is a central part of the London LIFT Festival 2014. Located in the cavernous vaults of Somerset House, on the bank of the River Thames in London, the Museum will be on display and open for discussion between the 6th and 29th of June.
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Rosie Kay, the first choreographer appointed as Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, is working in close collaboration with Professor Stanley Ulijaszek, Dr Karin Eli, and other UBVO anthropologists to develop new ways of understanding eating disorders through a synergy of anthropological research and contemporary dance practice. Rosie Kay and Karin Eli’s joint project, Choreographing lived experience: the stories that dancing bodies tell, explores the experiential realities of eating disorders. The dance work, which Kay has choreographed based on the research conducted during her residency, will be produced by Rosie Kay Dance Company.
The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food links together existing research on the food system at Oxford and supports new interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of feeding the global population sustainably, healthily and equitably. The Programme’s website can be found here.
The book arising from a 2009 UBVO Workshop has recently been completed. Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies (OUP 2012) is edited by Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey and Stanley Ulijaszek, and features contributions from a number of speakers involved in the Obesity: the Welfare Regime Hypothesis conference.