YorNight at the University of York
Date: 26 September 2014
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
Location: St Martin’s Church, York, United Kingdom
REAL members alongside University of York archaeologists Louise Iles and Daryl Stump and members of the The Archaeology of Agricultural Resilience in Eastern Africa (AAREA) project, researchers from the Environment Department; Phil Platts and Claudia Capitani, are organising an outreach event titled “Art expressions of food and fair society“.
YorNight: European Researchers’ Night
European Researchers’ Night is a mega event taking place on the 26 September in 300 cities across Europe. It will show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. YorNight is York’s contribution to this event, and gives you the opportunity to delve into the exciting and important research happening in York.
Come along to venues throughout the city centre to experience the wealth of research taking place in the city, chat to researchers and take part in hands on activities. Perfect for all ages, there will be plenty of activities, from games and experiments to talks and exhibitions. There has never been a better chance to join the exciting world of research!
As societies evolve our definition of a fair society and the challenges faced by its citizens change. Researching the past can help inform the future. Through talks and exhibitions, discover the world of digitised Caribbean slavery records, the benefits of Fairtrade, and how we can tackle the modern problem of loneliness. There is an opportunity to get involved in a research project which will benefit local communities.
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Art expressions of food and fair society
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Food is a major part of our daily lives. From a young age we are exposed to aspects of food production, food gathering, cooking, eating and food waste. However everyone has a different perspective on these things. To examine the diversity of views on this subject we are holding a science exhibit as well as a drawing and colouring competition for young people aged 6 to 16.
The art will explore children’s perceptions of landscapes, food, sustainability, and equity in North Yorkshire. This we can contrast with art work from school children in East Africa. It also provides an opportunity to showcase research from the Archaeology and Environment Departments at the University of York that touch on themes of fair and equitable societies. We welcome the public, families and children to participate with us.