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Event – The Second International Food and Thought Mela, 21 June

Posted in Events, Visions by Ferne Edwards on May 26th, 2008

The Second International Food and Thought Mela is part-celebration, part-dialogue about critical issues and practical local responses to food production, climate change and a sustainable future. ‘Mela is the Sanskrit word for a festival or fair. In this tradition, the Food and Thought Mela is a chance for people to come together to share good food and talk.

The theme of this years Mela is ‘Food, Community and the Future. It will include an exciting list of local and international guests including scholars
from India, Ecuador and the USA, as well as RMITs Globalism Research Centre.

The Mela will be framed by a keynote address by Ecuadorian ecologist Carlos Zorilla and conclude with a formal dinner, featuring special guest presenter
Rod Quantock. The Mela is an initiative of the Local-Global research project team. The first one, held two years ago, attracted around 300 people.

This years Mela will be held at the RMIT Hamilton campus and Hamilton institute of Rural Learning on Saturday 21 June.

For more information and registration form please visit

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