What are the stories we tell ourselves about food?
Singapore is often dubbed a 'food paradise' and celebrates its diverse food culture. Food is frequently spoken about as a source of comfort, in terms of our cravings and desires. At the same time, food is intimately bound up with our inner worlds - our shame, anxieties and neuroses - as well as issues such as scarcity, migration, the climate crisis and socioeconomic disparities, to name but a few.
In HOT POT TALK: The Measure of a Meal, we hope to gather and share people's messy stories of pleasure and pain around food, as a way to reflect on our personal relationships with food, as well as to draw attention to the larger systems, forces and cultures that people and food are enmeshed in.
In conjunction with the launch of our digital portal at http://www.hotpottalk.sg/, we are also hosting two Zoom conversations on 27 Mar (Sat) 7-10pm and 28 March (Sun) 2-5pm - come join us to chat and hear people's stories about their relationship to food, and perhaps to share your own as well!
The conversations are open entry and exit, and you can join directly via https://tinyurl.com/hptconvo
Meeting ID: 820 7002 3307