On February 4th, 2022 the Food Citizens? conference wrapped up four years of research in the ERC Consolidator project Collective Food Procurement in European Cities: Solidarity and Diversity, Skill and Scale, profiling the team’s comparative research.
The organization Running Blind matches people with visual impairments to a sighted runner. They run while both holding the ends of a tether. Marit Hiemstra explains how being a guide, and applying the method of ‘participant sensation’ enabled her to study the embodied role of trust in blind running.
How do we deal with the categories of human difference – such as gender, race, ethnicity, ability, etc. – that scholars, policy-makers and citizens use in a search for more equality? Jasmijn Rana reports on an inspiring online roundtable organized by the CADS Leiden ‘Diversity Research Cluster’.
“Dance, sister! Dance!” Dina is prodding my side, encouraging me to stand up and dance. “My friend is asking you to dance!” She points at her smartphone, which is videotaping us. The word ‘live’ shows that we are broadcasting live on Facebook.